The best times to visit Wollongong for ideal weather are
March 5th to June 3rd
August 20th to November 4th
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 Wollongong
Average temperatures in Wollongong vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 70th 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 Wollongong, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 77.5°F (25.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.5°F (19.2°C) at night.
Wollongong Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Wollongong 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.
Wollongong Perceived Temperature (F)
Wollongong Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Wollongong 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 Wollongong are May, July, and then August. 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 May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.
When can you find snow in Wollongong? 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 Wollongong.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Wollongong (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
Wollongong has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (51.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (73.9%).
Wind in Wollongong is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and September. January’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.9 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 mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 18.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Wollongong.
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||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Feb||9.9||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.5||Gentle breeze||15.7||Strong breeze|
|Apr||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|May||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.2||Strong breeze|
|Jun||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.2||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||10.1||Gentle breeze||16.9||Strong breeze|
|Oct||9.8||Gentle breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Nov||10.1||Gentle breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10.2||Gentle breeze||17||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Wollongong?
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 Wollongong, NW, Australia is June, followed by January and September. 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 Wollongong in March. 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 Wollongong Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 64.9°F (18.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Wollongong, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 73.6°F (23.1°C) and 64.7°F (18.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 perfect this time of year in Wollongong to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.5°F (25.3°C) and 73.4°F (23°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.