When is the best time of year to visit Lord Howe?
The climate on Lord Howe Island is likened to a perpetual Australian spring. It really is a paradise for those escaping the heat of summer, and the cold of winter.
Lord Howe Island is surrounded by the ocean, moderating the temperatures on a seasonal and daily basis. The ocean temperature has a maximum 26°C in summer and minimum 18°C in winter so the air temperatures do not vary much from that, giving the island a perpetual spring feel.
This gives daily maximum temperatures average around 25°C in the summer months to 18°C during winter. The minimum average temperatures are 18°C to 13°C over the same period. The best time to visit Lord Howe Island for swimming is during October to May, with the warmest and most pleasant water during January to April.