The best times to visit Norfolk Island for ideal weather are

June 11th to May 13th

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 Norfolk Island

Temperature

Average temperatures in Norfolk Island vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 98th 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 Norfolk Island, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 76.7°F (24.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.8°F (20.4°C) at night.

Norfolk Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Norfolk Island Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Norfolk Island Perceived Temperature (F)

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Norfolk Island Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Norfolk Island 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 75.3 70.9 67.4
Feb 76.2 71.7 68.3
Mar 75.4 70.8 67.4
Apr 72.9 68.5 65
May 69.2 65.1 61.5
Jun 66.7 62.9 59.5
Jul 65 61.1 57.6
Aug 65.2 61 57.3
Sep 66.4 62 58.5
Oct 68.1 63.4 59.6
Nov 70.7 65.8 61.8
Dec 74.3 69.5 65.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.1 21.6 19.7
Feb 24.6 22.1 20.2
Mar 24.1 21.6 19.7
Apr 22.7 20.3 18.3
May 20.7 18.4 16.4
Jun 19.3 17.2 15.3
Jul 18.3 16.2 14.2
Aug 18.4 16.1 14.1
Sep 19.1 16.7 14.7
Oct 20.1 17.4 15.3
Nov 21.5 18.8 16.6
Dec 23.5 20.8 18.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Norfolk Island are September, January, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Norfolk Island? 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 Norfolk Island.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Norfolk Island (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.1
Feb 2% 0 0.6
Mar 1% 0 0.2
Apr 3% 0 0.3
May 9% 0 1
Jun 10% 0 1.7
Jul 1% 0 0.2
Aug 5% 0 0.5
Sep 0% 0 0.1
Oct 1% 0 0.1
Nov 1% 0 0
Dec 1% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 2 0 1.5
Mar 1 0 0.5
Apr 3 0 0.8
May 9 0 2.5
Jun 10 0 4.3
Jul 1 0 0.5
Aug 5 0 1.3
Sep 0 0 0.3
Oct 1 0 0.3
Nov 1 0 0
Dec 1 0 2

 

Humidity and Wind

Norfolk Island has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (62.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (72.8%).

Wind in Norfolk Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and July. January’s average wind speed of around 11.2 knots (12.9 MPH or 20.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early July where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Norfolk Island.

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Wind

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

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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 11.2 Significant breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Feb 11.2 Significant breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Mar 10.6 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Apr 10 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
May 10.4 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Jun 10.2 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Jul 10.9 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Aug 10.1 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Sep 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Oct 9.9 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Nov 9.3 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Dec 9.8 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.3%
Feb 72.8%
Mar 68.8%
Apr 69.3%
May 62.3%
Jun 65.5%
Jul 63.5%
Aug 64.6%
Sep 65.7%
Oct 63.7%
Nov 65.4%
Dec 71.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Norfolk Island?

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 Norfolk Island is January, followed by June 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 Norfolk Island in April. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 65.3 in April means 65.3% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Norfolk Island Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 76.3°F (24.6°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Norfolk Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 72.7°F (22.6°C) and 65.8°F (18.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Norfolk Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.7°F (24.8°C) and 73.6°F (23.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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