Townsville Weather & Climate

A tropical savannah climate, Townsville's weather is characterised by unpredictable rain patterns throughout the year. Despite being close to the tropics, Townsville receives less rain than other tropical areas and its winters enjoy mostly fine weather with south-easterly winds. When rainfall does occur, downpours are heavy but brief.

Annual rainfall varies from year to year with Townsville receiving the most rainfall on record, 2400mm, in the year 2000 while 2001 was the second driest year on record receiving only 467mm. North Queensland is prove to cyclones and Townsville is a target for a fair few of them. Cyclone season occurs from November to May however the remainder of the year offers pleasant weather with 8.5 hour average of sunshine daily and approximately 121 days of clear skies annually.

Current Townsville Weather

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Townsville Weather Forecast

Saturday

1am
Clear
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4am
Clear
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7am
Rain
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10am
Rain
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1pm
Rain
24°
4pm
Clear
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7pm
Clouds
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10pm
Clouds
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Sunday

1am
Clouds
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Clouds
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7am
Clouds
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Clouds
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1pm
Clouds
24°
4pm
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7pm
Clear
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10pm
Clear
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Monday

1am
Clouds
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4am
Clouds
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7am
Clear
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10am
Clear
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1pm
Clear
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4pm
Clear
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7pm
Clear
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10pm
Clear
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Tuesday

1am
Clear
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4am
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7am
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10am
Clear
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1pm
Clear
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4pm
Clear
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7pm
Clear
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10pm
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Townsville Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 274 306 178 66 33 20 13 15 10 24 58 125
Temp (°C) 27 27 26 25 22 20 19 20 22 25 26 27
Min Temp (°C) 23 23 22 20 17 14 13 14 17 20 22 23
Max Temp (°C) 31 31 30 29 27 25 25 26 27 29 30 31

Townsville Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Townsville Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)