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Darwin Climate

Darwin Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
32.4 32.2 32.7 33.4 32.6 31.1 30.6 31.7 33.0 34.0 34.2 33.6 32.6
Mean Min (°C)
25.2 25.0 24.9 24.4 22.7 20.9 19.8 20.9 23.3 25.1 25.6 25.6 23.6
Mean Rain (mm)
389.6 329.1 256.2 102.2 13.9 3.0 1.3 0.8 13.0 51.0 121.6 236.4 1529.1
Median Rain (mm)
401.0 314.5 249.9 73.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 43.4 111.0 214.1 1523.6
Mean Rain Days
18.3 17.7 16.0 7.2 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.3 1.7 5.0 10.0 14.2 89.8

Darwin Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
37.7 38.3 37.8 38.3 37.4 35.8 36.7 37.1 38.3 40.4 38.8 38.8 40.4
Low Max (°C)
24.3 25.0 24.4 24.4 25.6 18.4 22.2 26.7 28.1 26.8 25.0 24.6 18.4
High Min (°C)
30.7 30.1 28.8 28.4 26.9 25.7 24.9 26.4 29.0 28.2 29.0 30.2 30.7
Low Min (°C)
20.2 20.5 20.0 18.9 15.7 13.4 13.7 14.7 17.2 20.4 16.7 20.8 13.4
High Rain (mm)
296.4 279.4 182.4 184.4 170.4 33.5 43.4 26.9 50.8 116.6 145.3 199.9 296.4

Darwin Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
34.9 34.8 35.6 36.3 35.2 33.9 32.8 33.3 34.6 35.7 35.8 35.4 34.2
Low Mn. Max (°C)
30.5 29.9 30.6 30.8 30.0 28.9 28.8 29.4 31.6 32.4 32.1 31.0 31.2
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.6 26.5 26.2 25.9 24.6 23.2 23.0 22.8 25.1 26.3 26.8 26.7 24.5
Low Mn. Min (°C)
23.3 23.7 24.0 22.8 20.4 18.8 17.2 17.7 21.5 24.0 24.1 24.5 22.6
High Rain (mm)
711.3 717.2 555.6 603.0 260.8 38.8 65.0 27.7 69.1 232.6 399.3 568.7 2216.7
Low Rain (mm)
68.0 13.5 20.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5 24.9 504.6

Darwin Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

DARWIN POST OFFICE

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Darwin Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 35.0°C
2.7 1.5 3.4 5.1 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.6 3.1 7.1 8.6 7.5 41.0
≥ 30.0°C
26.8 24.7 28.1 29.0 29.0 23.7 20.9 26.8 29.6 30.7 29.5 29.5 322.7
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Darwin 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
34.5 34.1 34.6 35.0 34.3 33.1 32.3 33.5 34.6 35.4 35.6 35.3 34.7
Low Max
30.0 30.0 30.8 31.9 30.9 29.3 28.9 30.0 31.4 32.7 32.8 31.7 30.4
High Min
27.2 26.8 26.4 25.8 24.6 23.1 22.1 22.8 24.9 26.4 27.2 27.4 26.2
Low Min
23.3 23.3 23.6 23.0 20.6 18.4 17.4 18.9 21.7 23.8 23.9 23.7 20.6

Darwin Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
58 56 56 56 56 57 56 57 57 57 56 56 56.4
Earliest Entry
1885 1885 1885 1886 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885
Latest Entry
1942 1941 1941 1941 1940 1941 1940 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1942
Years of Maxima
58 57 57 56 57 57 57 57 57 57 57 57 56.9
Earliest Entry
1885 1885 1885 1886 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885
Latest Entry
1942 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941 1942
Years of Rainfall
87 87 88 86 85 87 86 85 85 87 87 87 86.3
Earliest Entry
1870 1870 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869
Latest Entry
1962 1962 1962 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961 1961 1962

Station Details

DARWIN POST OFFICE
Darwin-Daly, Northern Territory
12.4600°S 130.8400°E 24m AMSL
Commenced 1869 / Closed 1962
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Weather News

Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria, BOM warns of damaging winds, rain

16:03 EDT

A category one cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria but is due to weaken before heading towards the Northern Territory coast.

King Ash Bay fishing village flooded as Tropical Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

14:35 EDT

Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.

Tropical Cyclone Alfred emerges over the Gulf

13:45 EDT

Early today, a tropical low that has been lingering over the Gulf of Carpentaria was upgraded to tropical cyclone.