Main Beach, Byron Bay Main Beach – Image courtesy of Planula B&B Retreat

Best time to visit Byron Bay

Anytime. Byron Bay is a year round destination. But for the best weather visit between October and January.

Byron Bay Weather

As a year round destination Byron Bay experiences a subtropical climate characterized by hot, rainy summers and cool, dry winters.

Summer, from December to February, receives an average high of 27°C and a low 20°C.

Autumn sees an average high of 26°C in March, 25°C in April, dropping to 23°C in May, with an average low around 19°C.

Winter brings cooler weather with an average high of 20°C in June, July and August, with a low of around 10°C.

Spring sees fine, sunny days with an average high rising from 23°C in September to 26°C in November.

You can expect rain showers at any time of the year with the wettest months between February and May.

Seasons

High season: All the major public holidays including Christmas, New Year and Easter. An Australian phenomena, known as Schoolies Week, sees Byron Bay crowded with many graduating high school students who flock to Byron for two weeks during late November and early December.

Byron Bay is also a popular spot to watch migrating humpback whales in May and June, when they head north to warmer waters to breed, and also when they return south with their calves around September and October.

Low season: Even outside the major holiday periods, Byron is a popular year-round destination especially at weekends.

Byron Bay – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 24 24 22 20 18 16 15 16 18 19 21 22
Ave High Temp (°C) 28 27 26 25 23 20 20 21 23 24 26 27
Ave Low Temp (°C) 21 21 20 17 15 12 12 13 14 16 18 19
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 8 7 7 7 6 7 7 8 9 8 8 8
Daylight (Hrs daily) 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 14 14
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 79 82 80 78 74 72 70 70 70 73 75 78
UV Index 11 11 10 7 5 3 4 5 7 9 11 11
Days with some Rain 13 14 15 13 12 10 9 9 8 10 11 12
Ave Rainfall (mm) 160 190 210 180 190 160 100 90 60 100 110 140
Sea Temp (°C) 26 26 26 25 24 22 21 21 21 22 23 25
(Byron Bay, NSW) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Byron Bay: 18 November, 2018


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