Annual average weather for Australia

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Annual Average Weather for Australia

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 23.1°C (73.7°F) which is warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 19.8°C (67.7°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water. Annually there are on average 10.8 days of rain per month and 7.3 hours of sun per day.

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When is the best time to visit Australia?

The best months to visit Australia are January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is perfect for sunbathing in the months from December to March when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the sea temperature is above the average 20°C (68°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Can you sunbathe in Australia year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Australia all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is best for sunbathing in the months from December to March when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

Can you swim in Australia year round?

No, you can't swim in Australia all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Australia are found in February when they peak at 22°C (72°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 17°C (63°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between December and May when the sea temperature is above 20°C (68°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

For very comfortable swimming conditions try swimming in the months from December to February when the sea temperature is above 22°C (72°F)

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When is the hottest month in Australia?

The hottest month in Australia is January when the average maximum temperature is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days 28°C (82°F), average temperature is 23°C (73°F) and average minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F).

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When is the coldest month in Australia?

The coolest month in Australia is July when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F), average temperature is 13°C (56°F) and average minimum temperature is 9°C (48°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Australia?

The sunniest days in Australia are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In January the sunshine percentage is 63.5% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

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When is the least sunny month in Australia?

June has the least sunshine. In June the sunshine percentage is 55.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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When is the driest month in Australia?

The driest month in Australia is September with 4.6cm (1.8inches) of rain and January has the fewest days of rain with 9.4 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Australia?

The wettest month in Australia is June with 12.4cm (4.9inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 12.3 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

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When is the sea the coldest in Australia?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Australia are found in September when they dip to 17°C (63°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

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When is the sea the warmest in Australia?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Australia are found in February when they peak at 22°C (72°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

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When is the most humid month in Australia?

The most humid month in Australia is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

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When is the least humid month in Australia?

The least humid month in Australia is July with a dew point of 10°C (50°F) which is a bit dry for some.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the windiest month in Australia?

The most windy month in Australia is October when the average maximum windspeed is 29KM/H (18MPH) and the average wind speed is 16KM/H (10MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Australia

The hottest month in Australia is January when the average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°F), average temperature is 23°C (73°F) and average minimum temperature is 18°C (64°F).

The coolest month in Australia is July when the average maximum temperature is 18°C (18°F), average temperature is 13°C (56°F) and average minimum temperature is 9°C (48°F).

Annual Sunshine for Australia

The longest days in Australia are in December, with an average of 14.2 hours of daylight per day. June has the shortest days with an average of 10.1 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Australia are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 63.5% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

June has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 55.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 14.2 and lowest in June when it reaches 3.4.

An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Australia

The warmest sea water temperatures in Australia are found in February when they peak at 22°C (72°F) and lowest in September when they dip to 17°C (63°F).

The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the temperature is above 20°C (68°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Annual Rainfall for Australia

The wettest month in Australia is June with 12.4cm (4.9inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 12.3 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Australia is September with 4.6cm (1.8inches) of rain and January has the fewest days of rain with 9.4 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Australia

The most humid month in Australia is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some.

The least humid month in Australia is July with a dew point of 10°C (50°F) which is a bit dry for some.

Annual Wind Speed for Australia

The most windy month in Australia is October when the average maximum windspeed is 29KM/H (18MPH) and the average wind speed is 16KM/H (10MPH).

The least windy month in Australia is May when the average maximum windspeed is 24KM/H (15MPH) and the average wind speed is 14KM/H (8MPH).

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