Australia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Australia

The best time to visit in Australia is from January until May and October until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Australia is 31°C in January and the lowest is 17°C in July. The water temperature is between 20°C and 26°C.

Australia has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Australia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather West Australia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 28 25 21 18 17 18 19 22 26 29
Water temp. (°C) 24 26 25 25 24 23 21 20 20 21 21 23
Precipitation (mm) 12 6 8 15 34 39 52 48 31 15 14 10
Climate data from city: Perth

Average weather East Australia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 28 28 27 24 22 19 19 21 23 24 26 27
Precipitation (mm) 73 55 85 53 40 45 23 26 26 59 44 65
Climate data from city: Brisbane

Average weather Southeast Australia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 25 23 19 16 13 12 13 16 19 22 24
Water temp. (°C) 20 20 20 19 18 17 16 16 15 16 18 19
Precipitation (mm) 25 30 27 26 29 27 26 33 34 33 41 48

Average weather South Australia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 24 21 17 15 14 15 17 20 22 24
Precipitation (mm) 12 16 17 18 24 25 31 31 23 19 28 25

Average weather North Australia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 32 33 33 32
Water temp. (°C) 32 31 32 32 31 29 27 28 29 31 33 33
Precipitation (mm) 297 216 215 83 22 2 3 2 15 49 91 203
Climate data from city: Darwin

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14 day weather forecast Australia

The weather for in Australia will be 18° till 26° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Australia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Canberra.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
0.9 mm 50% 2 m/s 7
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 9
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 10
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 10
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
1.3 mm 55% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
11°
3.9 mm 80% 2 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
2.5 mm 45% 3 m/s 9
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0.2 mm 15% 2 m/s 6
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
10°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Climate Australia

Click on a region of Australia to view the climate:

Climate table of West Australia (Perth)

West Australia has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for West Australia is 24° degrees and there is about 284 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 240 days a year with an average humidity of 63% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 28 25 21 18 17 18 19 22 26 29
Night temp. (°C) 19 19 18 16 13 11 10 10 10 12 15 17
Water temp. (°C) 24 26 25 25 24 23 21 20 20 21 21 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 12 6 8 15 34 39 52 48 31 15 14 10
Days with rain 5 3 6 8 9 10 15 14 12 9 6 5
Dry days 26 25 25 22 22 20 16 17 18 22 24 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 12 11 9 7 6 6 6 6 8 11 11 12
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6
Climate data from city: Perth

Climate table of East Australia (Brisbane)

East Australia has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for East Australia is 24° degrees and there is about 593 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 149 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 28 28 27 24 22 19 19 21 23 24 26 27
Night temp. (°C) 22 22 21 18 15 13 13 13 15 17 19 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 73 55 85 53 40 45 23 26 26 59 44 65
Days with rain 15 17 20 17 14 13 11 9 12 14 12 17
Dry days 16 11 11 13 17 17 20 22 18 17 18 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 9 7 7 6 6 7 9 9 11 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 4 5 5 5 6 6 6
Climate data from city: Brisbane

Climate table of Southeast Australia (Melbourne)

Southeast Australia has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southeast Australia is 19° degrees and there is about 380 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 168 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 25 23 19 16 13 12 13 16 19 22 24
Night temp. (°C) 14 15 14 11 9 7 7 6 7 9 11 13
Water temp. (°C) 20 20 20 19 18 17 16 16 15 16 18 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 25 30 27 26 29 27 26 33 34 33 41 48
Days with rain 9 9 12 12 14 13 16 15 15 12 13 12
Dry days 22 19 19 18 17 17 15 16 15 19 17 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 5 6
Climate data from city: Melbourne

Climate table of South Australia (Adelaide)

South Australia has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Australia is 20° degrees and there is about 268 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 204 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 24 21 17 15 14 15 17 20 22 24
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 10 10 9 10 12 14 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 12 16 17 18 24 25 31 31 23 19 28 25
Days with rain 6 6 9 9 12 12 15 13 12 9 9 10
Dry days 25 22 22 21 19 18 16 18 18 22 21 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 5 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 6
Climate data from city: Adelaide

Climate table of North Australia (Darwin)

North Australia has the desert climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Australia is 31° degrees and there is about 1197 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 157 days a year with an average humidity of 67% and an UV-index of 7.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 32 33 33 32
Night temp. (°C) 27 27 27 26 24 22 22 22 25 26 28 28
Water temp. (°C) 32 31 32 32 31 29 27 28 29 31 33 33
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 297 216 215 83 22 2 3 2 15 49 91 203
Days with rain 28 26 27 20 9 2 3 1 7 15 23 28
Dry days 3 2 4 10 22 28 28 30 23 16 7 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 7
Climate data from city: Darwin

Australia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Australia? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Australia?

Australia lies in a straight line about 4,158 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Canberra).

How long is the flight to Australia?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Australia is approximately 6 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Australia?

These are the largest airports in Australia:

  • Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport – Sydney
  • Brisbane International Airport – Brisbane
  • Perth International Airport – Perth
  • Adelaide International Airport – Adelaide
  • Cairns International Airport – Cairns
  • Townsville Airport – Townsville
  • Albury Airport – Albury
  • Darwin International Airport – Darwin
  • Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport – Toowoomba
  • Hobart International Airport – Hobart

How many inhabitants are there in Australia?

Australia has approximately 24,981,500 inhabitants.

How big is Australia?

The area of Australia is around 7,692,024 km². It is 29x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Australia?

The capital of Australia is Canberra.

What is the currency of Australia?

In Australia the Australian dollar (AUD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 October 2021

  • 1 Australian dollar = 0.95 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.05 Australian dollar
  • 10 Australian dollar = 9.50 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 10.53 Australian dollar
  • 100 Australian dollar = 94.96 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 105.31 Australian dollar

What is the area code of Australia?

The area code to call Australia is +61.