The best time to visit Alice Springs is during the winter dry season from June to August since this is the coolest and driest time of year.
For warmer weather visit during the months of April and September.
Alice Springs experiences a subtropical desert climate with hot, dry summers and mild, dry winters that are cold at night. The sun shines year-round.
What is the best month to visit Alice Springs?
June, July and August are the best months to visit Alice Springs, since this is the cooler time of year, with less-intense temperatures and little or no rainfall.
Which is the hottest month in Alice Springs?
The hottest month in Alice Springs is usually January, with an average daytime temperature of 37°C (98°F), high heat and humidity, and a nighttime low of 22°C (71°F).
However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 42°C (107°F).
The hot season in Alice Springs lasts from early-November to mid-March, with an average daily high temperature above 34°C (93°F).
Which is the coolest month in Alice Springs?
July is the coldest month in Alice Springs, with an average high temperature of 20°C (68°F) and a low of 5°C (41°F).
The cool season in Alice Springs lasts from mid-May to mid-August, with an average daily high temperature below 23°C (73°F).
When is it sunniest in Alice Springs?
The sunniest time of year in Alice Springs is usually July and August with around 10 hours of bright sunshine per day; that's 84% of daylight hours.
Which month has the most rain in Alice Springs?
January is usually the wettest month in Alice Springs, with 50mm (2in) of rainfall on average, distributed across four days.
The wet season usually lasts from November to early-March, with a greater than 9% chance of a given day being a wet day.
Which is the driest month in Alice Springs?
The dry season in Alice Springs lasts from early-March through October, with August the driest month.
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Note: Meteorological data for Alice Springs is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) at the closest weather station, Alice Springs Airport (ASP), located 13km (8mi) south of Alice Springs. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Best time to visit Alice Springs: 26 September, 2023
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