The best times to visit Peterborough for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Peterborough Travel Guide
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Weather in Peterborough
Average temperatures in Peterborough vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Peterborough, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 80.5°F (26.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.5°F (12.5°C) at night.
Peterborough Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Peterborough 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.
Peterborough Perceived Temperature (F)
Peterborough Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Peterborough 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 Peterborough are February, 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 to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.
When can you find snow in Peterborough? 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 Peterborough.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Peterborough (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
Peterborough has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (61.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (82.3%).
Wind in Peterborough is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13 MPH or 21 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 late September where average top sustained speeds reach 18.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Peterborough.
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||10.5||Gentle breeze||17||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.2||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.5||Gentle breeze||15.7||Strong breeze|
|Apr||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|May||9.4||Gentle breeze||14.3||Strong breeze|
|Jun||9.6||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.6||Gentle breeze||15.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||11.3||Significant breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||11||Significant breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
|Oct||10.2||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.7||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10.1||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Peterborough?
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 Peterborough, VC, Australia is February, followed by June and December. 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 Peterborough in July. 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 Peterborough Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 59.3°F (15.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Peterborough, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 60.6°F (15.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Peterborough to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.5°F (26.9°C) and 70.5°F (21.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.