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Climate And Seasons Of the Northern Territory

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Northern Territory Climate

The northern end of the territory has high humidity all year, while the Red Centre in the central region has a dry weather, experiencing little rainfall annually. The Northern Territory is not generally defined by typical seasons and instead has a “dry” and “wet” season. The dry season is between May and October while the wet season lasts between November to April. Be ready for your self-drive holiday with our Australian Camping Checklist.

Maximum and Minimum Average Temperatures In Darwin, Northern Territory (Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 32 31 32 33 32 31 30 31 33 33 33 33
Min 25 25 24 24 22 20 19 20 23 25 25 25
Rain 427 374 321 101 21 2 1 5 16 71 140 252

RAIN – Rainfall in mm

Maximum and Minimum Average Temperatures In Darwin, Northern Territory (Fahrenheit)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 89 88 89 91 89 88 86 88 91 91 91 91
Min 77 77 75 75 71 68 66 68 73 77 77 77
Rain 16.81 14.72 12.64 3.97 0.82 0.08 0.04 0.2 0.63 2.79 5.5 10

RAIN – Rainfall in Inches

School Holidays in the Northern Territory

Summer holidays are in mid-December to late January. Students also get two week breaks between terms, usually in late April, late June and late September.

In the Northern Territory, the Queen's birthday is celebrated on the second Monday of June while Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of May. Easter Saturday is also observed, as well as Picnic Day on the first Monday of August. Know more about special holidays in Public Holidays In Australia


The wet season is at full swing during December and January, with less (but still frequent) rainfall in February. It can also get humid in the afternoons. If you have to travel during these months, be prepared with a rain jacket and warm clothing for the evenings.


March still experiences plenty of rainfall, but the days get warmer (and drier) in April. This doesn't mean that the rain is going to stop soon, so carry a rain jacket and warm clothes for the evenings. May brings in the dry season with clear skies and afternoon humidity.


You're in for several cool days in June and July, and the weather is also pleasant in August. Pack a sweater and other warm clothes if you're going camping during Winter.


There are mild days and cool evenings in September and October, and the wet season creeps in in November. Warm clothing and a rain jacket are necessities for Spring.

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Interested in traveling to a city in the Northern Territory? Read more in The Best Time To Visit Darwin and Alice Springs

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