The best times to visit Snowy Mountains 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.

 

 


Other Snowy Mountains Travel Info

Weather in Snowy Mountains

Temperature

Average temperatures in Snowy Mountains 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 Snowy Mountains, 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.

Snowy Mountains Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Snowy Mountains Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Snowy Mountains Perceived Temperature (F)

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Snowy Mountains Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Snowy Mountains 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 66.4 55.7 44.3
Feb 64.3 53.8 42.9
Mar 58.3 48.9 38.7
Apr 51.1 42.1 32.8
May 43.8 36.2 28.9
Jun 39.2 32.2 25.1
Jul 37 30.7 23.9
Aug 38.1 31.5 24.7
Sep 44.3 36.7 28.4
Oct 53.3 43.8 33.4
Nov 58 48.5 37.8
Dec 61.3 50.7 39.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 19.1 13.2 6.8
Feb 17.9 12.1 6.1
Mar 14.6 9.4 3.7
Apr 10.6 5.6 0.4
May 6.6 2.3 -1.7
Jun 4 0.1 -3.8
Jul 2.8 -0.7 -4.5
Aug 3.4 -0.3 -4.1
Sep 6.8 2.6 -2
Oct 11.8 6.6 0.8
Nov 14.4 9.2 3.2
Dec 16.3 10.4 3.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Snowy Mountains 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 Snowy Mountains? 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 Snowy Mountains.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Snowy Mountains (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 0 5.6
Feb 31% 0 8.5
Mar 26% 0 6.1
Apr 27% 0 5.2
May 28% 0 6.8
Jun 32% 0 7.8
Jul 39% 0 8
Aug 46% 0 9.9
Sep 35% 0 7.6
Oct 26% 0 6.2
Nov 30% 0 7.6
Dec 28% 0 7.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 0 14.2
Feb 31 0 21.6
Mar 26 0 15.5
Apr 27 0 13.2
May 28 0 17.3
Jun 32 0 19.8
Jul 39 0 20.3
Aug 46 0 25.1
Sep 35 0 19.3
Oct 26 0 15.7
Nov 30 0 19.3
Dec 28 0 18.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Snowy Mountains 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 Snowy Mountains 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 Snowy Mountains.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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
Jan 59.6%
Feb 68.6%
Mar 70%
Apr 75.4%
May 69.8%
Jun 73.8%
Jul 71.5%
Aug 68.9%
Sep 64.3%
Oct 59.2%
Nov 61.2%
Dec 61.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Snowy Mountains?

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 Snowy Mountains, 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 Snowy Mountains 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

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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 61 in April means 61% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Snowy Mountains 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 Snowy Mountains, 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 Snowy Mountains 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.

 

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