Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Climate

Visiting through the seasons

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights:

Spring (Sept, Oct, Nov)

  • Enjoy a native wildflower display on the Forest walk


Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb)

  • Cool your heels on the Mount Keira ring track, which threads through refreshing rainforest.


Winter (Jun, Jul, Aug)

  • Take advantage of the escarpment elevation for a spot of whale watching north of Mount Keira, or from one of the several lookouts.

Temperature

Summer

  • The average temperature ranges between 16.5°C and  25.6°C
  • The area's highest recorded temperature in summer is 42.3°C

Winter ­

  • The average temperature ranges between 8.3°C and 18.3°C
  • The area’s lowest recorded temperature in winter is -0.5°C

Rainfall

  • The wettest month on average is April, the driest month is August.
  • The area's highest recorded rainfall is 316mm in one day

Climate averages recorded at nearby weather stations

Wollongong

Average temperature ranges

Average temperature ranges for Wollongong University

The area's highest recorded temperature is 42.3° C. Its lowest recorded temperature is -0.5° C. Information recorded by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather station at Wollongong University.

Average rainfall ranges

Average rainfall ranges for Wollongong University

The area's highest recorded rainfall is 316mm in one day. Information recorded by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather station at Wollongong University.