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Compared to the rest of Australia, Katherine experiences exceptionally high daytime temperatures and overnight temperatures. Rainfall, numbers of cloudy days and numbers of clear days are above average. Wind speed and humidity levels are below average.
Katherine has a wet and a dry season. The wet season in Katherine begins around October and ends around April. Over the course of the wet season, Katherine receives around 960.8mm of rain. By comparison, in the dry season from May to September, less than 42.2mm of rain falls in total. At the height of the wet season in January it rains on average 14.7 days in that one month. Indeed, Katherine has experienced as much as 233.7mm in a single January day. The wettest month on record is December with 752.1mm of rain falling.
Temperatures in the wet season average between 34 and 38OC during the day and 20.4 and 24.7OC overnight. Temperatures in the dry season average between 30 and 35.4OC during the day and 13.2 and 19.6OC at night.
Weather graphs: Temperature | Rainfall | Rainy days | Clear and cloudy days | Windspeed | Humidity |
Katherine Mean Morning and Afternoon Windspeed
|Wind speed (km/h) || Morning|
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