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What is the climate like in Australia?

The climate of Australia has an average yearly temperature of 30°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 20°C and rise to 38°C.

Annually, about 217 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Australia.

The best time to visit Australia is April until September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Australia.

The hurricane season in Northern Territory lasts from early November to late April.

The hurricane season in Queensland lasts from early November to late April.

The hurricane season in Western Australia lasts from early November to late April.

Temperature 20 to 38°C
Rain 217 mm

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The climate of Australia
  • Average yearly temperature: 30°C
  • Highest temperature: 38°C in January
  • Lowest temperature: 20°C in May and June
  • Rainfall: 217 mm per year, averaging 18 mm per month
  • Driest months: 3,3 mm in July, 5,7 mm in August and 8,1 mm in June
  • Wettest months: 45 mm in May, 33 mm in January and 32 mm in December

Climate table Australia

The climate table for Australia shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 38 37 35 30 20 20 21 24 28 33 35 37
Nighttime temperature (°C) 25 24 22 16 11 8 7 9 13 17 21 24
Rainfall (mm) 33 16 15 11 45 8,1 3,3 5,7 8,3 9,2 30 32
UV Index 9 10 9 8 5 6 6 8 9 10 10 9
Hurricane season Northern Territory Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane
Hurricane season Queensland Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane
Hurricane season Western Australia Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane
Best month No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Temperature per month in Australia

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Australia

Temperature per month in Australia

Rainfall per month in Australia

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Australia.

Rainfall per month in Australia

UV index per month in Australia

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Australia.

UV index per month in Australia

Yearly temperature in Australia

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Australia, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Australia

Yearly total rainfall in Australia

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Australia.

Rainfall per year in Australia

Weather experiences in Australia

The weather in Australia is rated an average of 4,5 out of 5 stars by 12 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Warmer days were intense but pleasant.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Warm temperatures and lots of sunshine made my holiday perfect. I can definitely recommend it to sun and heat lovers.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

It was pleasant during the day with average temperatures around 20°C, slightly colder in the evening. Although there were a few rainy days, the sun shone most of the time. Ideal for active holidays and sightseeing.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The coast was warm and sunny, perfect for pleasant beach days. However, there were some cold days and nights inland. Bring layers!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Suppressed by bright sunshine and perfect temperatures. Ideal for a summer holiday or a trip to the beach. Definitely a 5-star experience!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

The beaches were great and the surfing weather was fantastic. Couldn't have been better!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

My skin is tanned and the sunsets are breathtaking. Summer every day!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

It was nice to walk around and see the sights, but on beach days there was not much sunshine.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

August in Australia offers pleasant winter weather. Especially in the north, where the days are sunny and the average temperature is 25°C. In the south it is cooler, but still pleasant. The only drawback is the cool nights.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Enjoyed glorious sunshine and perfect temperatures, perfect for outdoor activities and beach days. A real 5-star sun spot!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Australia had beautiful sunny weather in February with some warm days. Ideal for a beach holiday, even if the sea was a bit rough at times. A few rainy days, but mostly sunshine.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

November in Australia was exciting. Lots of sunshine, ideal for beach holidays and swimming in the heated sea water. A true paradise for sun worshippers. A good time for active relaxation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Australia per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Australia and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Australia, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.

Islands in Australia