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.

Current Rockhampton Weather

Clouds
23°
few clouds

Rockhampton Weather Forecast

Thursday

1am
Clouds
20°
4am
Rain
20°
7am
Rain
20°
10am
Rain
26°
1pm
Rain
28°
4pm
Rain
27°
7pm
Clear
22°
10pm
Clear
21°

Friday

1am
Clear
20°
4am
Clear
19°
7am
Clouds
20°
10am
Rain
26°
1pm
Rain
26°
4pm
Rain
26°
7pm
Rain
22°
10pm
Rain
21°

Saturday

1am
Clouds
20°
4am
Clouds
19°
7am
Clouds
21°
10am
Clouds
27°
1pm
Clouds
31°
4pm
Clouds
30°
7pm
Clouds
24°
10pm
Clouds
21°

Sunday

1am
Clear
19°
4am
Clear
17°
7am
Clear
17°
10am
Clear
24°
1pm
Clear
28°
4pm
Clear
27°
7pm
Clear
18°
10pm
Clear
17°

Rockhampton 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

Rockhampton Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Rockhampton Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)