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Best time to visit Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

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The best time to visit Byron Bay is April

While Byron Bay is a popular destination to visit all year round, April is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The warmest month of the year in Byron Bay is January, where the average temperature gets to around 26℃ (80℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 28℃ (82℉) on the hottest days in summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Byron Bay is around 12℃ (54℉).

The days are longest in Byron Bay in November, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Byron Bay in February – It’s the wettest month of the year.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Byron Bay, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

November

Byron Bay seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Byron Bay as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Byron Bay is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Byron Bay

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Byron Bay for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Byron Bay climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Byron Bay for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Byron Bay in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Byron Bay in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Byron Bay in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Byron Bay in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Byron Bay in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Byron Bay in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Byron Bay in July

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Byron Bay in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Byron Bay in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Byron Bay in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Byron Bay in November

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Byron Bay in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Byron Bay in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Byron Bay is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Byron Bay is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Byron Bay is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Byron Bay, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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