The best times to visit Perisher Valley for ideal weather are
January 8th to January 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Perisher Valley Travel Guide
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Weather in Perisher Valley
Average temperatures in Perisher Valley vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 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 Perisher Valley, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 68.6°F (20.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 44.4°F (6.9°C) at night.
Perisher Valley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Perisher Valley 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.
Perisher Valley Perceived Temperature (F)
Perisher Valley Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Perisher Valley 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 Perisher Valley are March, October, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in Perisher Valley? 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 Perisher Valley.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Perisher Valley (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
Perisher Valley has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is October (59.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (75.4%).
Wind in Perisher Valley is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.6 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 August where average top sustained speeds reach 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Perisher Valley.
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||5.5||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.9||Light breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.2||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.2||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.9||Light breeze||12.9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.3||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.9||Light breeze||11.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Perisher Valley?
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 Perisher Valley, 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 Perisher Valley 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 Perisher Valley Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62°F (16.7°C) and 43°F (6.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 9 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 freezing weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 10 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Perisher Valley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 60.5°F (15.8°C) and 42.2°F (5.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 10 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 too cold this time of year in Perisher Valley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.6°F (20.3°C) and 59°F (15°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.