Average January Rainfall for Australian Cities





The tables below list monthly averages for rainfall during January at large cities across Australia.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when rain totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's precipitation measurements are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1991 to 2020.

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days City Inches Milli­metres
3 Adelaide, South Australia 0.8 21
4 Albury, New South Wales 1.9 49
5 Ballarat, Victoria 1.8 45
4 Bendigo, Victoria 1.3 34
8 Brisbane, Queensland 4.7 119
1 Bunbury, Western Australia 0.4 11
9 Bundaberg, Queensland 5.6 142
16 Cairns, Queensland 15.3 389
6 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2.3 57
11 Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 6.9 176
20 Darwin, Northern Territory 18.5 471
4 Geelong, Victoria 1.2 31
9 Gold Coast, Queensland 5.4 137
9 Gosford, New South Wales 4.2 107
January averages for total rainfall
Days City Inches Milli­metres
6 Hobart, Tasmania 1.7 44
5 Launceston, Tasmania 2.0 52
11 Mackay, Queensland 10.5 267
7 Maitland, New South Wales 3.1 78
1 Mandurah, Western Australia 0.6 16
5 Melbourne, Victoria 1.5 39
7 Newcastle, New South Wales 2.8 70
1 Perth, Western Australia 0.6 16
8 Rockhampton, Queensland 4.1 104
8 Sydney, New South Wales 3.6 91
7 Toowoomba, Queensland 3.6 91
11 Townsville, Queensland 9.9 253
9 Wollongong, New South Wales 3.3 83
Reference

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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