April Sunshine Averages for Australian Cities

The data here describe the amount of sun that major cities in Australia get during April. There are lists with the average number of sunny days, cloudy days, and for some cities, hours of sunshine.

All the measurements 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 this month 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 monthly totals of when cloud covers 75 percent or more of the sky at those two times.

Days of sun and cloud in April
City Sunny Cloudy
Adelaide, South Australia 8 11
Ballarat, Victoria 6 11
Bendigo, Victoria 12 7
Bundaberg, Queensland 11 6
Cairns, Queensland 5 14
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 10 9
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 11 9
Darwin, Northern Territory 8 11
Hobart, Tasmania 4 14
Launceston, Tasmania 5 13
Average number of days in April with sun or cloud
City Sunny Cloudy
Mackay, Queensland 9 8
Maitland, New South Wales 6 11
Melbourne, Victoria 5 15
Newcastle, New South Wales 8 10
Perth, Western Australia 12 9
Rockhampton, Queensland 11 7
Sydney, New South Wales 9 10
Toowoomba, Queensland 8 8
Townsville, Queensland 8 10

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.

Average hours of bright sunshine in April
City Day Month
Adelaide, South Australia 7 219
Cairns, Queensland 7 210
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 8 231
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 7 222
Darwin, Northern Territory 9 264
Mackay, Queensland 8 228
Melbourne, Victoria 6 183
Perth, Western Australia 8 243
Sydney, New South Wales 7 213
Townsville, Queensland 8 243

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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