Palmerston weather in January (Northern Territory, Australia)

Planning a trip to Palmerston in January? This guide provides all the details you need.

In January, Palmerston generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 33°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 25°C. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Palmerston in January falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 443 mm (show in inches) for the month. In this month, the heaviest downpours of the year are not uncommon. Carrying a poncho might be your best bet to stay dry. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 13 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 174 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Palmerston. June and July typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Palmerston climate page with graphs.


Palmerston, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 25.2°C  
Max Temperature 33°C  
Water Temperature 29°C *  
Chance of Rain 42%  
Precipitation 443 mm  
Rainy days 13 days  
Humidity 70% *  
Windspeed 11 km/h *  
Sunshine 174 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Darwin, Australia (17 KM, 10 Miles).

Where to go in Australia in January

Find out more about the weather in Australia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Palmerston in January?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 29°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

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