Climate in Canberra (Australian Capital Territory), Australia

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Canberra, Australia.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)

TUE May 11
13°C | 7°C

Moderate rain

WED May 12
16°C | 6°C

Patchy rain possible

THU May 13
17°C | 6°C

Partly cloudy

The best time of year to visit Canberra in Australia

Canberra has a temperate climate. Due to its slightly higher elevation Canberra has larger temperature differences than the coast of Australia. It is one of the few cities in this country where it could freeze in winter. Sometimes the thermometer plunges even a few degrees below zero (32°F). The summers in Canberra are pleasant with averages of around 28 ° Celsius (82°F).

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of March, April, October and November you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the warmest month(s) are January and February.
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 29°C (84°F).
  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 12°C (53°F).
  • October is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • June is the driest month.
  • January is the most sunny month.
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