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

March 19th to May 27th


August 20th to November 4th

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

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Weather in New South Wales Outback


Average temperatures in New South Wales Outback vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Outback, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 99.9°F (37.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.8°F (22.1°C) at night.

New South Wales Outback Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


New South Wales Outback 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 Outback Perceived Temperature (F)


New South Wales Outback Perceived Temperature (C)



Average New South Wales Outback 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 97.7 85 71
Feb 94.6 82.3 69.7
Mar 88.4 76.5 63.8
Apr 79.7 67.7 55.1
May 70.9 59.7 48.2
Jun 63.4 52.9 42.5
Jul 63.6 52.5 40.5
Aug 68.3 56.4 43.3
Sep 76.7 64 49.2
Oct 84.8 71.9 56.6
Nov 89.6 77.2 63.1
Dec 93.6 81.3 67

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 36.5 29.4 21.7
Feb 34.8 27.9 20.9
Mar 31.3 24.7 17.7
Apr 26.5 19.8 12.8
May 21.6 15.4 9
Jun 17.4 11.6 5.8
Jul 17.6 11.4 4.7
Aug 20.2 13.6 6.3
Sep 24.8 17.8 9.6
Oct 29.3 22.2 13.7
Nov 32 25.1 17.3
Dec 34.2 27.4 19.4


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 Outback are September, August, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in New South Wales Outback? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.6
Feb 9% 0 1.9
Mar 6% 0 1.5
Apr 4% 0 0.6
May 6% 0 0.9
Jun 5% 0 0.7
Jul 5% 0 0.8
Aug 4% 0 0.5
Sep 3% 0 0.4
Oct 5% 0 0.6
Nov 10% 0 1.5
Dec 7% 0 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 4.1
Feb 9 0 4.8
Mar 6 0 3.8
Apr 4 0 1.5
May 6 0 2.3
Jun 5 0 1.8
Jul 5 0 2
Aug 4 0 1.3
Sep 3 0 1
Oct 5 0 1.5
Nov 10 0 3.8
Dec 7 0 2.3


Humidity and Wind

New South Wales Outback has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (21.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (59.4%).

Wind in New South Wales Outback is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and October. January’s average wind speed of around 10.5 knots (12.1 MPH or 19.5 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 10.5 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Feb 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Mar 9.5 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 8.4 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
May 7.9 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 7.9 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jul 8.3 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Aug 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Sep 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Oct 10 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Nov 10 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Dec 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 23.7%
Feb 29.6%
Mar 32%
Apr 35.6%
May 46.6%
Jun 59.4%
Jul 50.5%
Aug 38.5%
Sep 27.8%
Oct 22%
Nov 25.7%
Dec 21.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to New South Wales Outback?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 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


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in New South Wales Outback, NW, AU is January, followed by May and February. 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 Outback in October. 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 70.4 in October means 70.4% of the tourists vs. January.

Overall New South Wales Outback Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 65.4°F (18.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in New South Wales Outback, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 92.1°F (33.4°C) and 73.6°F (23.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Outback to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 99.9°F (37.7°C) and 90.8°F (32.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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