The best times to visit New South Wales for ideal weather are

February 26th to June 3rd


September 17th to November 18th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other New South Wales Travel Info

Weather in New South Wales


Average temperatures in New South Wales vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 62nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit New South Wales, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 79°F (26.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.4°F (13.6°C) at night.

New South Wales Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


New South Wales Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

New South Wales Perceived Temperature (F)


New South Wales Perceived Temperature (C)



Average New South Wales Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 77.7 66.5 56
Feb 75.5 64.8 55.3
Mar 75.5 64.4 54.4
Apr 71.8 60.8 50.7
May 68.5 57.2 46.9
Jun 65.1 55.2 46
Jul 64.9 54.2 44
Aug 67.4 55.9 44.7
Sep 71.5 59.5 47.5
Oct 74.3 62.2 50
Nov 75 63.8 53.1
Dec 75.7 65 54.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.4 19.2 13.3
Feb 24.2 18.2 12.9
Mar 24.2 18 12.4
Apr 22.1 16 10.4
May 20.3 14 8.3
Jun 18.4 12.9 7.8
Jul 18.3 12.3 6.7
Aug 19.7 13.3 7.1
Sep 21.9 15.3 8.6
Oct 23.5 16.8 10
Nov 23.9 17.7 11.7
Dec 24.3 18.3 12.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in New South Wales are September, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in New South Wales? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in New South Wales.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in New South Wales (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.8
Feb 19% 0 3.9
Mar 14% 0 2.8
Apr 16% 0 2.9
May 12% 0 2.2
Jun 16% 0 3
Jul 10% 0 1.6
Aug 10% 0 1.8
Sep 10% 0 1.5
Oct 11% 0 1.8
Nov 18% 0 3.2
Dec 16% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 7.1
Feb 19 0 9.9
Mar 14 0 7.1
Apr 16 0 7.4
May 12 0 5.6
Jun 16 0 7.6
Jul 10 0 4.1
Aug 10 0 4.6
Sep 10 0 3.8
Oct 11 0 4.6
Nov 18 0 8.1
Dec 16 0 7.1


Humidity and Wind

New South Wales has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is October (54.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (70.2%).

Wind in New South Wales is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in New South Wales.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Feb 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
May 6 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jun 6.2 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Jul 6.3 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Oct 7 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.1%
Feb 61.2%
Mar 61.1%
Apr 62.9%
May 64.9%
Jun 70.2%
Jul 65.1%
Aug 59.5%
Sep 56.3%
Oct 54.4%
Nov 58%
Dec 58.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to New South Wales?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in New South Wales, Australia is August, followed by February and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit New South Wales in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 81 in July means 81% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall New South Wales Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.4°F (25.2°C) and 66.4°F (19.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in New South Wales, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 75.8°F (24.3°C) and 69.4°F (20.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in New South Wales to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79°F (26.1°C) and 73.1°F (22.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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