Watarrka Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
38.0 37.0 34.6 30.7 24.7 21.3 21.9 24.3 29.6 33.1 34.9 36.3 30.4
Mean Min (°C)
23.5 23.3 20.8 16.7 10.9 7.0 6.1 8.4 13.1 17.3 20.0 22.0 15.7
Mean Rain (mm)
42.8 39.6 29.9 12.9 21.4 14.7 13.1 6.1 9.7 23.4 45.1 39.0 296.9
Median Rain (mm)
11.6 9.8 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.9 1.7 2.6 2.4 13.2 42.0 26.0 250.9
Mean Rain Days
5.4 5.0 3.0 2.5 3.2 2.7 2.4 1.6 2.6 4.2 6.5 7.3 46.1

Watarrka Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.5 45.2 44.0 40.0 33.9 32.5 30.8 34.9 38.0 43.0 44.9 46.0 46.0
Low Max (°C)
20.1 19.8 16.1 13.2 12.0 10.6 6.8 13.4 11.6 12.5 15.9 19.8 6.8
High Min (°C)
32.2 32.5 30.7 27.5 22.0 19.4 18.2 23.7 24.4 28.1 30.5 32.0 32.5
Low Min (°C)
0.0 12.0 8.3 3.1 -0.5 -4.6 -5.1 -5.0 -2.8 0.0 7.8 10.4 -5.1
High Rain (mm)
93.9 100.6 81.6 62.4 64.0 53.2 36.0 25.0 33.5 49.0 72.2 41.8 100.6

Watarrka Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
40.5 40.2 37.9 34.6 28.3 25.0 25.6 28.9 31.9 36.7 39.0 38.9 31.8
Low Mn. Max (°C)
35.1 33.5 27.6 25.4 21.0 18.1 18.3 20.7 25.5 29.2 31.3 33.1 27.6
High Mn. Min (°C)
26.4 24.9 23.2 20.6 13.7 11.3 8.4 11.6 15.9 20.8 23.3 23.9 17.1
Low Mn. Min (°C)
21.6 20.6 17.0 12.9 7.7 3.4 2.0 5.9 11.0 13.3 17.5 20.1 13.7
High Rain (mm)
185.0 377.8 237.2 161.6 158.1 133.5 82.5 38.9 104.9 123.7 168.5 103.9 824.4
Low Rain (mm)
1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 30.6

Watarrka Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

Watarrka annual climate

Watarrka Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40°C
10.0 7.3 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 3.7 6.0 27.8
≥ 35°C
25.2 20.6 15.5 4.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 12.1 15.4 20.8 114.3
≥ 30°C
29.1 25.7 26.6 18.0 3.3 0.4 0.2 2.6 16.2 22.8 25.2 27.8 195.3
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.7 4.7 2.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.3 2.0 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8

Watarrka 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
41.6 40.9 38.6 34.9 29.4 25.9 26.2 29.3 34.4 37.8 39.9 40.5 38.6
Low Max
34.8 32.5 30.6 26.5 20.2 17.0 17.0 19.6 23.2 27.7 30.5 31.1 21.4
High Min
26.8 26.4 24.6 20.9 15.5 12.1 10.8 13.3 18.3 21.6 24.4 25.8 23.8
Low Min
20.4 20.0 16.7 12.5 5.8 2.0 2.1 3.2 7.8 12.4 16.0 18.0 6.4

Watarrka Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
23 21 22 21 20 23 24 25 25 25 22 21 21.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2021
Years of Maxima
23 21 22 21 19 23 26 25 24 25 23 21 21.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2021
Years of Rainfall
28 29 29 30 31 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 30.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2021

Station Details

WATARRKA
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
24.2918°S 131.5490°E 614m AMSL
Commenced 1990

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