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Katherine Climate

Katherine Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
34.6 34.0 34.2 34.0 32.1 30.0 30.4 32.3 35.8 37.7 37.5 35.9 34.0
Mean Min (°C)
24.2 24.0 23.1 20.7 16.8 13.8 13.0 14.7 20.1 23.7 24.7 24.5 20.2
Mean Rain (mm)
276.9 247.1 204.6 45.4 4.9 0.4 1.0 1.6 6.5 31.7 91.5 218.3 1123.1
Median Rain (mm)
244.8 255.6 142.5 14.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.5 84.0 163.8 1064.4
Mean Rain Days
17.6 17.0 13.4 3.7 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.8 3.7 9.2 14.7 73.8

Katherine Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
40.9 39.0 39.8 38.3 36.5 36.1 36.0 37.7 40.5 41.6 43.1 41.5 43.1
Low Max (°C)
24.2 23.8 26.0 26.0 23.3 16.5 23.8 20.0 25.5 29.0 25.6 26.8 16.5
High Min (°C)
28.0 27.2 26.4 26.6 25.0 23.5 23.5 24.9 28.3 28.0 28.9 28.4 28.9
Low Min (°C)
19.0 18.7 15.5 9.8 6.3 3.8 4.2 4.0 8.2 13.3 14.5 19.3 3.8
High Rain (mm)
227.5 107.7 129.8 100.4 57.2 5.6 18.8 27.0 70.0 71.8 95.6 204.2 227.5

Katherine Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
36.9 36.1 36.0 35.8 34.0 32.8 32.2 34.7 36.9 39.0 39.7 38.8 34.9
Low Mn. Max (°C)
31.9 31.6 31.8 31.4 29.5 26.8 28.7 30.9 33.9 35.7 35.4 34.0 33.2
High Mn. Min (°C)
25.0 24.9 24.3 22.9 21.1 16.2 17.8 18.6 23.8 25.4 25.8 25.5 21.7
Low Mn. Min (°C)
23.3 22.9 21.1 16.3 13.1 9.2 10.2 10.6 16.6 20.5 23.0 23.4 19.1
High Rain (mm)
913.8 469.8 564.7 227.8 87.8 8.0 37.9 32.4 75.2 123.8 238.6 531.0 1772.5
Low Rain (mm)
70.5 59.2 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 37.1 279.2

Katherine Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM

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

Katherine 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 0.1 1.5 2.6 1.3 4.9
≥ 35.0°C
16.3 10.9 12.5 8.6 1.6 0.3 0.3 3.9 21.2 28.5 25.6 21.6 133.7
≥ 30.0°C
29.2 25.9 30.0 29.2 25.7 17.1 18.9 27.1 29.6 30.5 28.6 29.7 283.6
≤ 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

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
37.0 36.5 36.3 35.9 34.3 32.8 32.6 34.8 37.7 39.3 39.6 38.3 37.6
Low Max
32.0 31.7 32.2 32.5 30.0 27.1 28.2 30.1 33.9 36.0 35.4 33.6 30.5
High Min
25.5 25.1 24.5 23.8 21.3 18.4 17.4 19.6 24.0 26.1 26.7 26.1 25.1
Low Min
23.0 22.8 21.5 17.4 12.2 9.4 8.7 10.4 16.2 21.1 23.0 23.0 13.4

Katherine Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
27 26 25 25 25 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26.1
Earliest Entry
1947 1947 1971 1971 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946
Latest Entry
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2011
Years of Maxima
27 26 25 25 25 27 27 27 27 26 26 27 26.2
Earliest Entry
1947 1947 1971 1971 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946 1946
Latest Entry
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2011
Years of Rainfall
39 37 38 39 39 40 38 38 39 39 39 40 38.7
Earliest Entry
1944 1944 1944 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943 1943
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM
Darwin-Daly, Northern Territory
14.4437°S 132.2737°E 108m AMSL
Commenced 1942
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Weather News

Rain welcome but many in western Queensland 'still doing it tough'

21:28 EDT

Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.

Solid central Australian rain a bonus as pastoral company progresses with drought-proofing strategy aimed at selling heavier cattle

17:06 EDT

A Central Australian pastoral company says recent solid rain across its five cattle stations is a welcome bonus as it continues with a drought-proofing strategy.

Tropical Cyclone Tatiana intensifies, may bring dangerous swell to Queensland coast: BoM

16:18 EDT

Queensland's first cyclone of the season poses no immediate threat to the coast but may whip up dangerous swells for south-east beaches early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.