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Darwin, Northern Territory Climate & Temperature

  • Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia is at 12°25'S, 130°53'E, 35 m (115 ft). See map.
  • Darwin, Northern Territory has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • The mean temperature is 27.7 degrees Celsius (81.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.55 °C (8.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Darwin, Northern Territory Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1705.2 mm (67.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1705.2 Litres/m² (41.82 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3082 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Darwin, Northern Territory you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Cayenne, French Guiana where you would find a Tropical monsoonal climate (Subtropical wet forest biome).

Darwin, Northern Territory Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 31 (87) 31 (88) 33 (91) 33 (92) 33 (92) 33 (91) 32 (89) 31 (89) 32 (89) 33 (91) 32 (90) 31 (87) 32 (90)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 25 (77) 26 (79) 28 (82) 29 (84) 29 (85) 29 (84) 28 (83) 28 (82) 28 (83) 29 (83) 27 (81) 25 (77) 28 (82)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (67) 21 (69) 23 (74) 25 (77) 26 (78) 26 (78) 25 (77) 25 (76) 25 (76) 24 (75) 22 (72) 20 (68) 23 (74)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 1 (0) 8 (0) 19 (1) 76 (3) 131 (5) 234 (9) 437 (17) 343 (13) 342 (13) 85 (3) 29 (1) 2 (0) 1705 (67)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (7) 4 (13) 10 (33) 14 (45) 18 (58) 16 (57) 16 (52) 6 (20) 1 (3) 1 (3) 88 (24)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 9h 48' 10h 23' 9h 54' 9h 29' 8h 12' 6h 54' 5h 48' 6h 09' 6h 54' 8h 18' 9h 29' 9h 48' 8h 26'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 27' 11h 42' 12h 03' 12h 24' 12h 41' 12h 50' 12h 45' 12h 31' 12h 11' 11h 50' 11h 32' 11h 23' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 86 (14) 90 (10) 83 (17) 77 (23) 65 (35) 54 (46) 46 (54) 50 (50) 57 (43) 71 (29) 83 (17) 87 (13) 70 (30)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 57.1 65.4 76.7 85.8 81.8 79 82 86.2 77.3 65.8 57.4 54.2 72.3

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