Best time to visit Lord Howe Island

Anytime. But for the best weather visit in December through to April.


Lord Howe Island weather

Lord Howe Island experiences a temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters. It can rain at anytime; the driest months are in summer from November to February.

Summer temperatures hover around 25°C (77°F), while winter temperatures (July and August) average 19°C (66°F) with a low of 13°C (55°F).

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

Which is the hottest month in Lord Howe Island?
The hottest time of year in Lord Howe Island is usually February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C (78°F) with low heat and humidity.

When is it sunniest in Lord Howe Island?
The sunniest time of year in Lord Howe Island is normally during the months of November through February. December has the most sunshine, with an average of 8.67 hours of sunshine per day.

Which is the coldest month in Lord Howe Island?
July and August are the coldest months in Lord Howe Island with an average high-temperature of 19°C (66°F) and an average low-temperature of 14°C (57°F).

Which month has the most rain in Lord Howe Island?
June is usually the wettest month in Lord Howe Island with 167mm on average. There are normally no fewer than 17 days in June with some rain.

When is the sea warmest in Lord Howe Island?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Lord Howe Island between January and March when the water temperature averages a high of 24°C (75°F).

What is the windiest month in Lord Howe Island?
June is usually the windiest month of the year with an average wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (6.5 knots), with potential gusts of up to 21 kilometres per hour (11.3 knots).

Between February and April, the predominant wind direction in Lord Howe Island is from the east, with a change in May and June from the south.

The wind is from the west-south-west during the months of July, August and September.

In October, the wind is predominently from the north-east, then changes to coming from the east-north-east from November to January.


Lord Howe Island – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
25 26 25 23 21 20 19 19 20 21 22 24
Average daily min temp (°C)
20 21 20 18 16 15 14 13 14 16 17 19
Daily hours of sunshine
8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8
Daily hours of daylight
14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
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
Average relative humidity (%)
69 66 67 67 66 66 66 64 68 67 66 67
UV Index (max)
11+ 11+ 9 6 4 3 3 4 6 8 11 11+
Number of days with some rainfall
9 9 11 13 14 17 17 15 11 9 9 9
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
105 104 125 137 150 167 142 112 112 101 112 100
Average wind speed (km/h)
11 12 12 11 11 12 11 11 11 10 11 11
Average daily sea temp (°C)
24 24 24 23 22 20 19 19 19 20 21 22
Lord Howe Island, NSW

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia with additional historical climate data sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


Latest update: Best time to visit Lord Howe Island: 28 June, 2022



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