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.
Snowy Mountains Travel Guide
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Weather in Snowy Mountains
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)
Snowy Mountains 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.
Snowy Mountains Perceived Temperature (F)
Snowy Mountains Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Snowy Mountains (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
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.
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 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
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.