October Sunshine Averages for Australian Cities

The data here describe the amount of sun that major cities in Australia get during October. 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 October
City Sunny Cloudy
Adelaide, South Australia 6 12
Ballarat, Victoria 4 12
Bendigo, Victoria 8 8
Bundaberg, Queensland 10 7
Cairns, Queensland 12 5
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 10 10
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 12 8
Darwin, Northern Territory 11 4
Hobart, Tasmania 3 14
Launceston, Tasmania 4 13
Average number of days in October with sun or cloud
City Sunny Cloudy
Mackay, Queensland 13 4
Maitland, New South Wales 8 10
Melbourne, Victoria 4 16
Newcastle, New South Wales 7 11
Perth, Western Australia 12 8
Rockhampton, Queensland 12 5
Sydney, New South Wales 9 10
Toowoomba, Queensland 11 8
Townsville, Queensland 12 4

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 October
City Day Month
Adelaide, South Australia 8 257
Cairns, Queensland 9 279
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 9 270
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 8 257
Darwin, Northern Territory 10 295
Mackay, Queensland 10 295
Melbourne, Victoria 7 226
Perth, Western Australia 10 298
Sydney, New South Wales 8 245
Townsville, Queensland 10 307

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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