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Weather in January in Northern Territory

Considering a trip to Northern Territory this January and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Northern Territory in January?

Northern Territory is a region in Australia. January in Northern Territory generally has very warm temperatures, with precipitation levels ranging from low to heavy.

Temperatures

The average maximum temperatures are very warm and range from 32°C in Darwin to 38°C in Ayers Rock. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C in Ayers Rock and 26°C in Darwin. The temperatures mentioned for daytime and nighttime are general averages. However there can be days that surpass these temperatures. So equip yourself with clothing that can handle the potential heat.

Precipitation

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From low rainfall in Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park with an average of 29 mm to heavy rainfall in Palmerston with 443 mm. Based on our climate, it is the month with the most precipitation throughout the year in Darwin.

Average sunshine

Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 174 hours of sunlight anticipated in Darwin. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Northern Territory in January, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Northern Territory climate page.

Where to go in Northern Territory in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Northern Territory on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Northern Territory?

Darwin

In January Darwin generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Darwin
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
33°C 
26°C 
223 hours 
312 mm 
10 days 
poor 
32°C 
26°C 
174 hours 
432 mm 
13 days 
poor 
32°C 
26°C 
165 hours 
424 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Darwin

Alice Springs

In January Alice Springs generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 38°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Alice Springs
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
36°C 
22°C 
293 hours 
40 mm 
7 days 
poor 
38°C 
23°C 
313 hours 
44 mm 
9 days 
poor 
36°C 
22°C 
274 hours 
46 mm 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Alice Springs

Palmerston

In January Palmerston generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Palmerston
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
34°C 
25°C 
223 hours 
338 mm 
10 days 
poor 
33°C 
25°C 
174 hours 
443 mm 
13 days 
poor 
33°C 
25°C 
165 hours 
441 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Palmerston

Casuarina

In January Casuarina generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Casuarina
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
33°C 
26°C 
223 hours 
304 mm 
10 days 
poor 
32°C 
26°C 
174 hours 
425 mm 
13 days 
poor 
32°C 
26°C 
165 hours 
419 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Casuarina

Marrakai

In January Marrakai generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Marrakai
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
35°C 
25°C 
305 mm 
10 days 
poor 
34°C 
25°C 
377 mm 
13 days 
poor 
34°C 
25°C 
368 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Marrakai

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Northern Territory, in Australia.

Is January the best time to visit Northern Territory?

In our opinion, January may not be the ideal time to visit Northern Territory due to the typically poor weather in Darwin.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in May, June, July and August offering mostly perfect weather in Darwin. The weather in January, February, March and December, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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