Townsville Climate and Weather

With around 3,000 hours of sunshine a year Townsville experiences a tropical savannah climate. Its rainfall is not nearly as high as other tropical regions like Cairns, with the majority of the rain falling in the 'wet season', which runs from November through April. Winters are mild and pleasant, moderated by southeasterly trade winds and far from cold. July is the coldest month of winter, with average daily temperatures still reaching 77°F (25°C). The summer months are warm and December is the hottest month, with daytime temperatures soaring to 88°F (31°C). Townsville is prone to tropical cyclones between November and May which form mainly over the Coral Sea.