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Northern Territory Weather

There are two distinctive climate zones within the Northern Territory: a tropical climate in the northern region, and an arid, desert climate in the central region.

Located in the southern hemisphere, seasons in the Northern Territory are opposite of those in the northern hemisphere - summer months run from December to February, and winter from June through August.

The tropical zone, which includes Darwin, experiences high humidity with a wet season (November through April) and a dry season (May through October). Average temperatures range from 91°F (33°C) in summer months to 86°F (30°C) in winter months.

In the desert, the hottest months see temperatures around 96°F (36°C), and annual precipitation is 9.8 in. (250 mm).

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.