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Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory Weather

Due to its distance from the coast, and elevation of 2,130 ft (650 m), the Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons.

Hot, dry summers and cold winters with frequent frosts are common for Canberra; the higher mountains within the territory are snow-covered throughout winter.

Annual rainfall amounts to 24 inches (623 mm), with precipitation more common in spring and summer, which in the southern hemisphere runs December to February.

Average annual temperatures for the Capital Territory range from 82°F (28°C) to 52°F (11°C).

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.