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Best time to visit Darwin, NT, Australia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Darwin is April

Want to know when to travel to Darwin? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, April is the best time to go to Darwin. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 35℃ (94℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 20℃ (68℉) around July.

The days are longest in Darwin in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Darwin falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Darwin, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

November

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

August

Darwin seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Darwin as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Darwin is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Darwin

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Darwin for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Darwin climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Darwin for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Darwin in January

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 340mm (13") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Darwin in February

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 225mm (9") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Darwin in March

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 219mm (9") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Darwin in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 105mm (4") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Darwin in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Darwin in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Darwin in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Darwin in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Darwin in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Darwin in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Darwin in November

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Darwin in December

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 204mm (8") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Darwin in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Darwin is usually November, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (92℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Darwin is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Darwin is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Darwin, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Darwin map