Rockhampton Weather & Climate

Characterised by a subtropical climate, Rockhampton's weather is hot with dry yet humid summers and very mild winters. Divided by the tropic of Capricorn, the region is south of the tropics and therefore doesn't experience heavy monsoon seasons or rainfall but is also far enough north to escape the cold fronts of the south that the majority of Australia's east coast experiences.

Average temperatures reach a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 22 degrees Celsius in summer with temperatures falling to a still rather pleasant 23-9 degrees Celsius in winter. Fog regularly occurs in winter and spring and thunderstorms are most common in summer in the afternoon. Summer is also the wet season and Rockhampton can be affected by the cyclone season, making it prone to flooding. As the Fitzroy River runs right through the town, low lying areas almost always flood during periods of heavy rain.

Forecast Weather Forecast

Current

Clear
22°
clear sky

Forecast

Tue
Clear
20°
20°
Wed
Clear
34°
14°
Thu
Clear
35°
15°
Fri
Clear
32°
13°
Sat
Clear
28°
11°
Sun
Clear
20°

Forecast Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 127 143 95 44 48 39 29 27 23 50 69 101
Temp (°C) 27 26 25 23 20 17 16 17 20 23 25 26
Min Temp (°C) 22 21 20 17 13 10 9 10 13 16 19 21
Max Temp (°C) 31 31 30 28 25 23 22 24 27 29 31 32

Forecast Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Forecast Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)