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.



Other Wollongong Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.6 70.7 65.6
Feb 75.8 70.5 65.7
Mar 75.2 69.3 63.9
Apr 70.9 64.8 59
May 67.5 61.2 55.2
Jun 63.1 57 51.9
Jul 62 55.5 49.7
Aug 64.1 57.1 50.5
Sep 68 60.5 53.5
Oct 70.9 63.5 56.9
Nov 72.1 66.1 60.8
Dec 73.7 67.9 62.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.8 21.5 18.7
Feb 24.3 21.4 18.7
Mar 24 20.7 17.7
Apr 21.6 18.2 15
May 19.7 16.2 12.9
Jun 17.3 13.9 11.1
Jul 16.7 13.1 9.8
Aug 17.8 13.9 10.3
Sep 20 15.8 11.9
Oct 21.6 17.5 13.8
Nov 22.3 18.9 16
Dec 23.2 19.9 17



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 18% 0 3.7
Feb 30% 0 6.6
Mar 19% 0 4.8
Apr 30% 0 5.8
May 11% 0 2.4
Jun 24% 0 6.1
Jul 13% 0 2.4
Aug 13% 0 3.6
Sep 16% 0 2.3
Oct 15% 0 2.6
Nov 24% 0 5.3
Dec 21% 0 3.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 0 9.4
Feb 30 0 16.8
Mar 19 0 12.2
Apr 30 0 14.7
May 11 0 6.1
Jun 24 0 15.5
Jul 13 0 6.1
Aug 13 0 9.1
Sep 16 0 5.8
Oct 15 0 6.6
Nov 24 0 13.5
Dec 21 0 9.4


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.

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 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
Jan 72.8%
Feb 73.9%
Mar 68.4%
Apr 64.5%
May 55.9%
Jun 59.9%
Jul 52.7%
Aug 51.3%
Sep 55.3%
Oct 61.9%
Nov 71.4%
Dec 70.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Wollongong?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


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

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 27 in March means 27% of the tourists vs. June.



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.


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