Australia Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
BshSubtropical steppeArid3 New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland
CfbMarine west coast, warm summerTemperate3 Australian Capital Territory Tasmania Victoria
BwhSubtropical desertArid2 South Australia Western Australia

Summary: Most regions (3) in Australia lie in the Subtropical steppe climate zone (Köppen: Bsh). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 27.63°C (81.73°F) in Northern Territory to a low of 13.5°C (56.3°F) in Tasmania.

Climate Australia: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)35.77(96.39)35.69(96.24)34.29(93.72)31.76(89.17)27.09(80.76)23.92(75.06)24.29(75.72)27.06(80.71)31.86(89.35)34.97(94.95)36.45(97.61)36.5(97.7)36.5(97.7)
Average high °C (°F)31.03(87.85)29.82(85.68)27.4(81.32)24.08(75.34)19.57(67.23)16.57(61.83)16.41(61.54)17.95(64.31)21.55(70.79)25.2(77.36)27.61(81.7)29.45(85.01)23.89(75.0)
Daily mean °C (°F)27.42(81.36)26.25(79.25)23.94(75.09)20.6(69.08)16.27(61.29)13.4(56.12)12.99(55.38)14.29(57.72)17.71(63.88)21.41(70.54)24.09(75.36)26.03(78.85)20.37(68.67)
Average low °C (°F)20.37(68.67)19.82(67.68)18.2(64.76)15.08(59.14)11.22(52.2)8.81(47.86)8.03(46.45)8.5(47.3)10.98(51.76)13.99(57.18)16.66(61.99)18.8(65.84)14.21(57.58)
Record low °C (°F)13.39(56.1)12.96(55.33)11.18(52.12)7.84(46.11)3.6(38.48)2.15(35.87)1.12(34.02)1.31(34.36)3.45(38.21)5.82(42.48)8.19(46.74)11.0(51.8)1.12(34.02)
Average precipitation mm (inches)40.45(1.59)43.16(1.7)31.0(1.22)19.07(0.75)20.56(0.81)21.65(0.85)18.28(0.72)23.26(0.92)21.45(0.84)25.46(1.0)27.01(1.06)34.9(1.37)27.19(1.07)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)6.225.585.013.353.833.353.694.413.994.255.185.614.54
Average relative humidity (%)49.8152.1755.1455.7961.3866.3164.6659.1254.8750.4348.7348.2155.55
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.7211.1610.8310.39.468.679.389.9510.7511.1912.4812.8210.73

Australia Climate Graph

Australia

Australia’s Cities by Temperature

Australia’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Northern Territory
27.63°C | 81.73°F
Queensland
26.37°C | 79.47°F
Western Australia
22.97°C | 73.35°F
South Australia
21.88°C | 71.38°F
New South Wales
21.03°C | 69.85°F
Victoria
15.38°C | 59.68°F
Australian Capital Territory
14.17°C | 57.51°F
Tasmania
13.5°C | 56.3°F

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