The best times to visit Northern Rivers for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 10th


August 13th 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 Northern Rivers Travel Info

Weather in Northern Rivers


Average temperatures in Northern Rivers vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Northern Rivers, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 86.1°F (30.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.3°F (19.1°C) at night.

Northern Rivers Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Northern Rivers 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.

Northern Rivers Perceived Temperature (F)


Northern Rivers Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Northern Rivers 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 85.1 74.7 64.7
Feb 83.8 73.3 64.2
Mar 82.2 71.2 61.9
Apr 77.7 66 56.3
May 73.4 60.3 48.7
Jun 68.3 56.6 45.5
Jul 68.3 54.8 41.9
Aug 72.5 57.5 43
Sep 77.2 62.8 48.2
Oct 80.5 67 53.4
Nov 83.2 71.3 59.8
Dec 83.4 72.8 62.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.5 23.7 18.2
Feb 28.8 22.9 17.9
Mar 27.9 21.8 16.6
Apr 25.4 18.9 13.5
May 23 15.7 9.3
Jun 20.2 13.7 7.5
Jul 20.2 12.7 5.5
Aug 22.5 14.2 6.1
Sep 25.1 17.1 9
Oct 26.9 19.4 11.9
Nov 28.4 21.8 15.4
Dec 28.6 22.7 16.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Northern Rivers are September, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Northern Rivers? 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 Northern Rivers.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Northern Rivers (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 28% 0 5.9
Feb 35% 0 6
Mar 29% 0 5.4
Apr 27% 0 5.3
May 17% 0 3.1
Jun 18% 0 3.4
Jul 13% 0 1.5
Aug 13% 0 2.9
Sep 11% 0 1.6
Oct 19% 0 3.2
Nov 27% 0 5.3
Dec 27% 0 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 15
Feb 35 0 15.2
Mar 29 0 13.7
Apr 27 0 13.5
May 17 0 7.9
Jun 18 0 8.6
Jul 13 0 3.8
Aug 13 0 7.4
Sep 11 0 4.1
Oct 19 0 8.1
Nov 27 0 13.5
Dec 27 0 12.2


Humidity and Wind

Northern Rivers has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (60.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (74.5%).

Wind in Northern Rivers is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Northern Rivers.

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 6.3 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 9.1 Significant breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.7 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Dec 6.3 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.8%
Feb 72.9%
Mar 73.7%
Apr 74.5%
May 73.6%
Jun 73%
Jul 65%
Aug 60.6%
Sep 61.4%
Oct 62.5%
Nov 67%
Dec 68%


Is it Safe to Travel to Northern Rivers?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Northern Rivers, NW, Australia is July, followed by August and September. 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 Northern Rivers in May. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 68.5 in May means 68.5% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Northern Rivers Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 70.3°F (21.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 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 least precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Northern Rivers, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Northern Rivers to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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