The best times to visit Port Hughes for ideal weather are

October 8th 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.



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Weather in Port Hughes


Average temperatures in Port Hughes vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Port Hughes, 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 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60°F (15.6°C) at night.

Port Hughes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Port Hughes 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.

Port Hughes Perceived Temperature (F)


Port Hughes Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Port Hughes 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 89.8 73.9 57.9
Feb 88.6 73.2 57.9
Mar 82.6 68.5 54.4
Apr 75.5 62.2 48.8
May 67.6 56.5 45.8
Jun 61 51.5 41.5
Jul 59.6 49.8 39.2
Aug 62.5 50.6 38.2
Sep 69.3 55.1 40.5
Oct 76.4 60.7 44.8
Nov 82.6 66.8 50.6
Dec 84.9 70.1 54

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.1 23.3 14.4
Feb 31.4 22.9 14.4
Mar 28.1 20.3 12.4
Apr 24.2 16.8 9.3
May 19.8 13.6 7.7
Jun 16.1 10.8 5.3
Jul 15.3 9.9 4
Aug 16.9 10.3 3.4
Sep 20.7 12.8 4.7
Oct 24.7 15.9 7.1
Nov 28.1 19.3 10.3
Dec 29.4 21.2 12.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Hughes are February, November, 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 late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Port Hughes? 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 Port Hughes.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Hughes (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.5
Feb 4% 0 0.6
Mar 7% 0 1.2
Apr 10% 0 1.3
May 13% 0 1.7
Jun 16% 0 1.7
Jul 15% 0 1.6
Aug 11% 0 1.2
Sep 10% 0 1.3
Oct 7% 0 0.8
Nov 4% 0 0.6
Dec 7% 0 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.3
Feb 4 0 1.5
Mar 7 0 3
Apr 10 0 3.3
May 13 0 4.3
Jun 16 0 4.3
Jul 15 0 4.1
Aug 11 0 3
Sep 10 0 3.3
Oct 7 0 2
Nov 4 0 1.5
Dec 7 0 2.8


Humidity and Wind

Port Hughes has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (38.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (77.2%).

Wind in Port Hughes is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 11.8 knots (13.6 MPH or 21.9 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Hughes.

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 11.8 Significant breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Feb 11.5 Significant breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Mar 10.5 Gentle breeze 15.6 Strong breeze
Apr 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
May 9.2 Gentle breeze 14 Strong breeze
Jun 9.2 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Jul 9.7 Gentle breeze 14.5 Strong breeze
Aug 9.6 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Sep 10.2 Gentle breeze 16.2 Strong breeze
Oct 10.5 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Nov 10.9 Gentle breeze 16.6 Strong breeze
Dec 11.4 Significant breeze 17.3 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 38.6%
Feb 41.3%
Mar 47.9%
Apr 54.8%
May 68.9%
Jun 77.2%
Jul 76.9%
Aug 73.7%
Sep 61.3%
Oct 49.3%
Nov 42.6%
Dec 41%


Is it Safe to Travel to Port Hughes?

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 Port Hughes, SA, Australia is February, followed by January and May. 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 Port Hughes in November. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.7 in November means 66.7% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Port Hughes Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 63.8°F (17.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Port Hughes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 66.8°F (19.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Port Hughes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92°F (33.3°C) and 82.6°F (28.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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