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Thursday Island is one of the hottest places in Australia. It experiences exceptionally high overnight temperatures, rainfall and humidity levels. Daytime temperatures, wind speed and numbers of cloudy days are above average. Numbers of clear days are below average.
Thursday Island has a wet and a dry season. The wet season in Thursday Island begins around November and ends around May. Over the course of the wet season, Thursday Island receives around 1671.6mm of rain. By comparison, in the dry season from June to October, less than 86.5mm of rain falls in total. At the height of the wet season in January it rains on average 19.6 days in that one month. Indeed, Thursday Island has experienced as much as 238.3mm in a single December day. The wettest month on record is January with 895.1mm of rain falling.
Temperatures in the wet season average between 29.9 and 32.1OC during the day and 24.3 and 25.5OC overnight. Temperatures in the dry season average between 28.3 and 30.7OC during the day and 22.7 and 24.2OC at night.
Weather graphs: Temperature | Rainfall | Rainy days | Clear and cloudy days | Windspeed | Humidity |
Thursday Island Mean Morning and Afternoon Windspeed
|Wind speed (km/h) || Morning|
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