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The climate of Canberra: when to go to Canberra

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The Australian capital, Canberra, is located about 300 km south-west of Sydney and 150 km from the east coast of Australia. The city of Canberra is located about 580 meters above sea level and has, thanks to the mitigating influence of the nearby sea, a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters.

Rain falls throughout the year, but have never intense, they are also well distributed in every month of the year, the average annual rainfall is about 600 mm. The wettest months are October and November, the driest month is June. Canberra has an average of 106 rainy days per year, while the hours of sunshine per year are 2,813. Most thunderstorms fall on Canberra between October and April.

In Canberra the summers are generally hot and relatively dry, with average maximum temperatures of 27 ° C and average minimum temperatures of 13 ° C in January. The winter is cold, the average maximum temperature is 11 ° C and the average minimum temperatures of 0 ° C in July, the frosts are frequent. Fog is frequent during the winter. While the snow is quite rare in the city, usually falls once or twice a year, but it is common in the mountains surrounding Canberra.


Canberra can be visited without any problem at any time of year but the best time to visit the Australian Capital are undoubtedly the hottest months between October and April.


CANBERRA (578 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 13,2 28,0 58,5  7,3
February 13,1 27,1 56,4  6,7
March 10,7 24,5 50,7  6,9
April 6,7 20,0 46,0  7,3
May 3,2 15,6 44,4  8,4
June 1,0 12,3 40,4  9,8
July -0,1 11,4 41,4  10,5
August 1,0 13,0 46,2  11,1
September 3,3 16,2 52,0  10,2
October 6,1 19,4 62,4  10,4
November 8,8 22,7 64,4  9,8
December 11,4 26,1 53,8  7,8
YEAR 6,5 19,7 616,4  106,2

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