Average Sunshine a Year in Australia's Cities
The yearly averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at large cities in Australia are listed here.
All the data are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1991 to 2020.
Sunny and Cloudy Days
Sunny Days data here represent the average number of days in a year when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days that cloud covers up to one-quarter of the sky when measured at 9 am and 3 pm local time. Cloudy Days are average annual totals of when cloud covers 75 percent or more of the sky at those two times.
|Adelaide, South Australia||91||136|
|Canberra, Australian Capital Territory||111||114|
|Coffs Harbour, New South Wales||131||111|
|Darwin, Northern Territory||119||119|
|Maitland, New South Wales||90||125|
|Newcastle, New South Wales||84||137|
|Perth, Western Australia||149||95|
|Sydney, New South Wales||110||127|
Total Hours of Sun
Another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets is to measure the number of hours with bright sunshine. Only some of Australia's large cities have records for the total hours of sun.
|Adelaide, South Australia||8||2774|
|Canberra, Australian Capital Territory||8||2847|
|Coffs Harbour, New South Wales||8||2774|
|Darwin, Northern Territory||9||3103|
|Perth, Western Australia||9||3212|
|Sydney, New South Wales||7||2628|
Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.