The best times to visit Parkes for ideal weather are
February 12th to April 29th
September 17th to December 23rd
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 Parkes
Average temperatures in Parkes vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th 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 Parkes, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.9°F (22.2°C) at night.
Parkes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Parkes Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Parkes Perceived Temperature (F)
Parkes Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Parkes 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Parkes are April, September, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
When can you find snow in Parkes? 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 Parkes.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Parkes (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Parkes has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (42.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (75.1%).
Wind in Parkes is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by October and December. January’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.1 MPH or 13.1 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Parkes.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.3||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.5||Light breeze||9.4||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.3||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||8.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.2||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||8.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.3||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.1||Light breeze||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.5||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Parkes?
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 Parkes, NW, Australia is September, followed by March and January. 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 Parkes 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
Overall Parkes Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 63.1°F (17.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Parkes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 64.3°F (17.9°C), which will feel comfortable 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 Parkes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 80.6°F (27°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.