Weather and Climate
Hunter Valley weather and climate information.

The Hunter Valley weather is generally different to that of coastal areas of New South Wales on account of its inland location and proximity to mountains. With this come four distinct seasons, and while temperatures on a summer’s day may be higher than on the coast, it tends to get cooler at night as well as being drier.

Hunter Valley Weather

Summers are hot and go roughly from December to February. Daytime temperatures during this time are up into the 30s (°C), though it does drop off nicely at night. While summers are exciting due to the harvest and general bustle, bear in mind that it is also the wettest time in Hunter Valley.

Autumn goes from March to May and is a few degrees cooler and also a fair bit drier. The springtime is similar both for rainfall and temperatures, while the June to August winter sees pleasant days of around 18 to 20°C. Temperatures do drop quite a lot at night, though, sometimes as low as 5°C, so be sure to pack a jacket.

The autumn is one of the best times to be here, after the harvest. There are fewer people, meaning cheaper hotels, and it is not as hot as the previous months. The hues of the green, orange and brown landscape after the rains are also enchanting and definitely a plus for romancing couples.

The vines re-sprout again in the spring and there is green all around. This is a good time in the Hunter Valley’s weather/climate to take advantage of the fresh air and lower tourist numbers, when you might even get to catch wallabies or kangaroos mooching around the vineyards.

Note: be aware that temperatures up in the Barrington Tops National Park can be bracing in the winter as these are some of the highest mountains in the region.

Read More:
Learn more about The Hunter Valley.
Find out about the weather in Port Stephens.

Average Monthly Temperatures

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for January.

Max 30
Min 17

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for February.

Max 29
Min 17

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for March.

Max 27
Min 15

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for April.

Max 25
Min 12

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for May.

Max 21
Min 9

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for June.

Max 18
Min 6

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for July.

Max 17
Min 5

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for August.

Max 19
Min 5

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for September.

Max 22
Min 8

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for October.

Max 25
Min 11

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for November.

Max 27
Min 14

Average monthly temperatures in the Hunter Valley for December.

Max 29
Min 16

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About 'Hunter Valley Australia'

Hunter Valley Australia is a 'Web Magazine' website that is dedicated to all things related to the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. We are passionate about Australia's original wine country, its vast rolling hills, its valleys of green, its vinyards and wineries and the unforgetable experiences that are waiting for all who visit. Our aim is to discuss the Hunter Valley, its history, its environment and its spectacular destinations. We hope that this website will inspire all who visit, just as much as the Hunter Valley has inspired us.

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