Watarrka Climate

Watarrka Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
38.0 37.0 34.6 30.6 24.8 21.3 21.9 24.3 29.6 33.1 34.9 36.3 30.4
Mean Min (°C)
23.5 23.3 20.8 16.6 10.9 7.0 6.1 8.4 13.1 17.3 20.0 22.0 15.7
Mean Rain (mm)
43.2 39.5 33.7 12.5 20.8 14.5 12.7 5.9 9.6 23.4 45.1 39.0 296.9
Median Rain (mm)
11.6 9.8 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.9 1.7 2.6 2.4 13.2 42.0 26.0 250.9
Mean Rain Days
5.4 5.0 3.1 2.5 3.1 2.7 2.4 1.6 2.6 4.2 6.5 7.3 46.1

Watarrka Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.5 45.2 44.0 40.0 33.9 32.5 30.8 34.9 38.0 43.0 44.9 46.0 46.0
Low Max (°C)
20.1 19.8 16.1 13.2 12.0 10.6 6.8 13.4 11.6 12.5 15.9 19.8 6.8
High Min (°C)
32.2 32.5 30.7 27.5 22.0 19.4 18.2 23.7 24.4 28.1 30.5 32.0 32.5
Low Min (°C)
0.0 12.0 8.3 3.1 -0.5 -4.6 -5.1 -5.0 -2.8 0.0 7.8 10.4 -5.1
High Rain (mm)
93.9 100.6 81.6 62.4 64.0 53.2 36.0 25.0 33.5 49.0 72.2 41.8 100.6

Watarrka Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
40.5 40.2 37.9 34.6 28.3 25.0 25.6 28.9 31.9 36.7 39.0 38.9 31.8
Low Mn. Max (°C)
35.1 33.5 27.6 25.4 21.0 18.1 18.3 20.7 25.5 29.2 31.3 33.1 27.6
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.4 24.9 23.2 20.6 13.7 11.3 8.4 11.6 15.9 20.8 23.3 23.9 17.1
Low Mn. Min (°C)
21.6 20.6 17.0 12.9 7.7 3.4 2.0 5.9 11.0 13.3 17.5 20.1 13.7
High Rain (mm)
185.0 377.8 237.2 161.6 158.1 133.5 82.5 38.9 104.9 123.7 168.5 103.9 824.4
Low Rain (mm)
1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 30.6

Watarrka Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

WATARRKA

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

Watarrka Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
10.0 7.3 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 3.7 6.0 27.8
≥ 35.0°C
25.2 20.6 15.5 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 12.1 15.4 20.8 114.3
≥ 30.0°C
29.1 25.7 26.6 17.7 3.4 0.4 0.2 2.6 16.2 22.8 25.2 27.8 195.3
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.8 4.7 2.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.0 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
41.6 40.9 38.6 34.9 29.4 25.9 26.2 29.3 34.4 37.8 39.9 40.5 38.6
Low Max
34.8 32.5 30.6 26.5 20.2 17.0 17.0 19.6 23.2 27.7 30.5 31.1 21.4
High Min
26.8 26.4 24.6 20.9 15.5 12.1 10.8 13.3 18.3 21.6 24.4 25.8 23.8
Low Min
20.4 20.0 16.7 12.5 5.8 2.0 2.1 3.2 7.8 12.4 16.0 18.0 6.4

Watarrka Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
23 21 22 22 21 24 24 25 25 25 22 21 21.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2021
Years of Maxima
23 21 22 22 20 24 26 25 24 25 23 21 21.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2021
Years of Rainfall
29 30 30 31 32 32 32 32 32 30 30 30 30.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2021

Station Details

WATARRKA
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
24.2918°S 131.5490°E 614m AMSL
Commenced 1990
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Nature's fireworks light up the skies of the Top End

12:14 EDT

Storms sparked to life over parts of the Top End and Tiwi Islands on Saturday afternoon with some lingering late into the evening.   Storms initially flared up over far eastern parts of the Arnhem district but it was not long before western and central parts, along with the Tiwi Islands, saw storms as well.   Image: Radar imagery showing showers and storms over the Top End.

Coffee and cakes baked with love, as Armidale community recovers after tornado

23:56 EDT

Northern Tableland locals have filled the hearts and bellies of work crews and residents affected by a tornado that swept through Armidale.  Thursday evening's tornado was one of several weather fronts that travelled across the state, bringing with them severe winds, rain and hail.  The area went more than 24 hours without electricity or treated water before power was returned to the community at about 10.30pm on Friday.

Get a sneak peak into the new Weatherzone Beta website experience while we continue to build out its full functionality.
Explore new datasets, map layers, 7-day charts, 12-month trends and much more!