The best times to visit Yarra Valley for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Yarra Valley Travel Guide
Other Yarra Valley Travel Info
Weather in Yarra Valley
Average temperatures in Yarra Valley vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 33rd 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 Yarra Valley, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 76.9°F (24.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.2°F (13.4°C) at night.
Yarra Valley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Yarra Valley 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.
Yarra Valley Perceived Temperature (F)
Yarra Valley Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Yarra Valley 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 Yarra Valley are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Yarra Valley? 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 Yarra Valley.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yarra Valley (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
Yarra Valley has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (61.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (83%).
Wind in Yarra Valley is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late September where average top sustained speeds reach 11.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Yarra Valley.
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||6.7||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.4||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.9||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.3||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.8||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.3||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.8||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.7||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Yarra Valley?
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 Yarra Valley, VC, Australia is January, followed by July and March. 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 Yarra Valley in May. 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 Yarra Valley Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 72.1°F (22.3°C) and 53.1°F (11.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 10 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Yarra Valley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 69.1°F (20.6°C) and 55.4°F (13°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 9 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Yarra Valley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 67.5°F (19.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.