Byron Bay Holiday Weather Overview
Byron Bay, located in the far northeast of New South Wales, is a vibrant Australian beach township, renowned for its hippy and alternative culture. Along with new age enthusiasts, the town also attracts many surfers, as the huge variety of beaches means there’s always somewhere with a good swell.
Things to do in Byron Bay
The party atmosphere and laid back vibe of Byron Bay is a big part of its attraction, although in recent years chic restaurants and stores have started to appear. Byron Bay is also one of Australia’s most popular whale watching destinations, as thousands of humpback whales migrate past between June and November.
Byron Bay Climate
Byron Bay enjoys a mild, temperate climate, with warm summers and gentle winters. There are no extremes of temperature which might interfere with your holiday. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although summer is the wettest season.
Byron Bay in Winter
Byron Bay’s winter falls between June and August. Average daily highs at this time of year reach 20°C, and overnight lows rarely fall below 12°C. The waters are still warm enough for swimming if you’re feeling hardy, and the days are mostly clear and filled with sunshine.
Winter is one of the most popular times for surfing in Byron Bay, as the waves are bigger. It’s also the start of the whale watching season, so there’s plenty to see and do during a winter visit to this fashionable town.
Byron Bay in Spring
Byron Bay experiences spring between September and November. Temperatures pick up to around 23°C in the daytime and 16°C overnight. Rainfall increases a little too, with rain on average on 10 days in each of the spring months.
Spring is a busy season here, with lots of festivals and outdoor events to enjoy. Pack an umbrella to protect you from those spring showers, plus lightweight clothing.
Byron Bay in Summer
Summer is the peak tourism time in Byron Bay. Visitors come to enjoy the balmy weather - average daily highs reach around 27°C, with overnight lows of around 20°C. It’s perfect for lounging on the beaches, although summer days can be cloudy when the rain is in the air. And rain it does - this is Byron Bay’s wettest season, and rain should be expected on roughly 12 or 13 days each month between December and February.
Pack an umbrella for a summer visit to Byron, but other than that you’ll just need your beachwear, summer clothes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Byron Bay in Autumn
Autumn is still quite wet in Byron Bay, and in some years, March is the wettest month. However, temperatures still hold up nicely throughout the autumn season, averaging 26°C down to 22°C in May. Overnight lows start to drop as winter approaches, but Byron Bay never gets truly cold.
Best months to visit Byron Bay?
October and November are the best month to go for holiday or travel to Byron Bay. Within Australia the weather data gathered from Byron Bay weather forecast and Byron Bay weather history also forecast these months temperature to be around 22°c and average of 211.5714 hours of sunshine in a month.
Coldest months of Byron Bay?
July and August are the coldest months with temperature at around 13°c.
Which months receive most rainfall in Byron Bay?
March and February receive most rainfall with precipitation count of 195.71mm.
Travelling to Byron Bay? Check out our Weather averages of Byron Bay to better plan your holiday or travel.
If you would just like to know what the weather was for a past dates for research or education or you are just curious then visit our historical weather of Byron Bay section.