Best time to visit Margaret River

Anytime; but for warm-weather activities the best time to visit the Margaret River region is from mid-December to late-March.


Margaret River weather

The Margaret River region has a temperate climate with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It is windy and mostly clear year-round.

What is the best month to visit Margaret River?
December, January, February and March are the best months to visit Margaret River, since this is the warmest and driest time of year with warm sunny weather, mainly clear skies and little or no rainfall.

Which is the hottest month in Margaret River?
The hottest month in Margaret River is usually January, with an average high temperature of 30°C (86°F), with moderate to high heat and humidity, and a night-time low of 14°C (57°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may climb to around 35°C (95°F).

The warm season in Margeret River lasts from mid-December to late-March, with an average daily high temperature above 27°C (80°F).

Which is the coldest month in Margaret River?
The coldest month in Margaret River is July, with an average high of 17°C (62°F) and a night-time low of 7°C (44°F).

The cool winter season lasts from late-May to early-October, with an average daily high temperature below 19°C (66°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Margaret River?
The sunniest month in Margaret River is January with more than 10 hours of sunshine – that's around 73% of daylight hours. November through February is the sunniest time of year.

When is the sea warmest in Margaret River?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Busselton in March and April when the seawater temperatures averages 21°C (69°F), which is cold for swimming.

Which month has the most rain in Margaret River?
July usually has the most rain in the Margaret River region, with 142mm (5.5in) of rainfall on average, distributed across 15 days.

The rainy season lasts from early-May to early-October, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The drier season lasts from early-October to early-May, with the least rainfall in January.

What are the windiest months in Margaret River?
January is the windiest month of the year, with an average hourly wind speed of 24 kilometres per hour (15 mph; 13 knots).

Early-November through to mid-March are the windiest months in Margaret River, with average wind speeds of more than 21 kilometres per hour (13 mph; 11 knots) recorded at Busselton.

Late-March to early-November experiences less wind. The calmest month of the year in Margaret River is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 18 kilometres per hour (11 mph; 10 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction around Margaret River varies throughout the year.


Margaret River Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max (°C)
30 30 28 24 20 18 17 17 18 21 25 28
Average daily min (°C)
14 15 14 11 9 8 7 7 8 8 10 12
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
10 9 8 6 5 5 5 6 7 8 9 10
Average daily daylight (hrs)
14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Comfort level
Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon
Average relative humidity (%)
54 56 61 70 80 86 86 84 75 65 57 54
UV Index (max)
11+ 11 9 6 4 2 3 4 6 8 10 11+
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
1 1 3 5 8 12 15 13 11 6 4 2
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
1 2 14 33 101 116 142 104 73 29 20 3
Average wind speed (km/h)
24 23 21 19 18 19 19 20 21 21 22 23
Average sea temperature (°C)
20 20 21 21 21 20 19 18 18 18 19 19
Busselton, Margaret River, WA

Seasons

High season: December to February,
Shoulder season: September to November, and March to May,
Low season: June to August.


Note: Meteorological data for the Margaret River region is based on weather statistics gathered for the 25-year period 1997 to 2022, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Busselton Margaret River Airport (BQB). Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Margaret River, WA: 25 February, 2024


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.



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