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The climate of Darwin (Australia)
Darwin is the largest city in the state of Central-Australia. It is also its capital. Darwin is the most northern city in Australia. Since 2004 Darwin is the terminal station of the famous Ghan railroad which runs from Australia’s west coast to its north coast. The total journey is approximately 3000 kilometers and takes about 43 hours. The most famous stopping place is Alice Springs which was its terminal station until 2004. Because of the fast growth of the city Palmerston was founded as a satellite township. The Charles Darwin University is located in Darwin. It was formed when Northern-Territory University and Alice Springs University were linked together. Darwin was almost completely destroyed twice. During WWII it was bombed by the Japanese and in 1972 a cyclone hit the city. After the cyclone Darwin was rebuilt as a modern city. Darwin also is the starting point of the World Solar Challenge which was won several times by the Dutch vehicle Nuna.
Darwin has a tropical savannah climate. From May to October Darwin has a tropical winter with warm days and cold nights. During the day temperatures are pleasant and rarely drop below 20 degrees Celsius. From November to April Darwin has a tropical summer. Days and nights can be warm or even hot. Darwin is known for its beautiful thunderstorms. Lightning can be spectacular. Tropical storms and cyclones are not uncommon. One should bear that in mind.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Darwin:

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 32 25 6 19 30
February 32 25 6 18 30
March 32 25 7 17 30
April 33 24 9 7 30
May 32 22 10 3 29
June 31 20 10 1 28
July 31 19 10 1 27
August 31 21 10 2 26
September 33 23 10 2 27
October 33 25 10 5 29
November 33 25 9 10 30
December 33 26 7 15 30
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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