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Best time to visit Lord Howe Island

Anytime! Lord Howe Island provides a mild, year-round climate. Summer temperatures hover around 25°C (77°F) degrees, while winter (July and August) temperatures average 19°C (66°F) with a low of 12°C (53°F).

Lord Howe Island Weather

Lord Howe Island experiences a mild, year-round subtropical climate, with mild summers and cool winters. It can rain at anytime; the driest months are from November to February.

Summer temperatures hover around 25°C (77°F) degrees, while winter (July and August) temperatures average 19°C (66°F) with a low of 12°C (53°F).

You can expect moderate easterly winds during summer and fresh to strong westerlies in winter; August is the windiest month.

Lord Howe Island – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 22 23 22 20 18 17 16 16 16 18 19 21
Ave High Temp (°C) 25 25 25 23 21 19 18 18 19 20 22 23
Ave Low Temp (°C) 20 20 20 18 16 14 13 13 14 15 17 18
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 9 10 9 9
Daylight (Hrs daily) 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 15
Comfort Level Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon
Ave Humidity (%) 79 82 80 78 77 76 74 75 76 77 79 78
UV Index 11 11 9 6 4 3 3 4 6 8 11 11
Days with some Rain 13 13 17 16 20 23 22 20 17 14 13 12
Ave Rainfall (mm) 90 110 110 120 160 160 150 140 120 120 120 100
Sea Temp (°C) 24 24 24 23 22 20 19 19 19 20 21 22
(Lord Howe Island, 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.


Latest update: Best time to visit Lord Howe Island: 18 November, 2018


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