April Sunshine Averages for Australian Cities





The tables here list the average amount of sun that major cities in Australia get during April. There's information on the number of sunny days and, for some cities, hours of sunshine.

All the statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

Number of Sunny Days

In these tables, the average number of Sunny Days for a city in Australia is the total days 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.

Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 25 percent to 75 percent of the sky on average at those two times. The rest of the days in a year are mainly overcast, with at least three-quarters cloud cover.

Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days.

Days of sunshine in April
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Adelaide, South Australia 9 11 19
Albury, New South Wales 11 11 22
Ballarat, Victoria 6 13 19
Bendigo, Victoria 12 11 23
Brisbane, Queensland 10 10 20
Cairns, Queensland 5 11 16
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 9 12 21
Darwin, Northern Territory 7 12 19
Hobart, Tasmania 4 12 16
Launceston, Tasmania 5 12 17
Mackay, Queensland 8 13 21
Days in April with sun
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Maitland, New South Wales 6 14 20
Melbourne, Victoria 5 11 16
Newcastle, New South Wales 7 11 18
Perth, Western Australia 12 10 21
Rockhampton, Queensland 10 12 22
Rockingham, Western Australia 12 12 24
Sydney, New South Wales 9 10 19
Toowoomba, Queensland 8 14 22
Townsville, Queensland 8 12 20
Wollongong, New South Wales 9 11 20

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
Brisbane, Queensland 7 216
Cairns, Queensland 7 207
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 7 219
Darwin, Northern Territory 9 264
Hobart, Tasmania 6 168
Mackay, Queensland 7 222
Perth, Western Australia 8 246
Rockhampton, Queensland 6 186
Sydney, New South Wales 6 186
Townsville, Queensland 8 237
Reference

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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