August Sunshine Averages for Australian Cities





The tables here list the average amount of sun that major cities in Australia get during August. 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 August
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Adelaide, South Australia 5 12 17
Albury, New South Wales 7 11 18
Ballarat, Victoria 3 12 15
Bendigo, Victoria 7 12 19
Brisbane, Queensland 17 9 26
Cairns, Queensland 12 12 24
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 10 12 22
Darwin, Northern Territory 20 9 29
Hobart, Tasmania 4 13 16
Launceston, Tasmania 4 11 15
Mackay, Queensland 16 10 26
Days in August with sun
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Maitland, New South Wales 11 12 23
Melbourne, Victoria 3 12 15
Newcastle, New South Wales 11 11 22
Perth, Western Australia 8 12 20
Rockhampton, Queensland 16 11 27
Rockingham, Western Australia 8 14 22
Sydney, New South Wales 14 10 24
Toowoomba, Queensland 14 11 25
Townsville, Queensland 16 10 26
Wollongong, New South Wales 15 9 24
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h2>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 August
City Day Month
Adelaide, South Australia 6 186
Brisbane, Queensland 8 260
Cairns, Queensland 8 245
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 7 217
Darwin, Northern Territory 10 319
Hobart, Tasmania 5 164
Mackay, Queensland 9 270
Perth, Western Australia 7 220
Rockhampton, Queensland 8 239
Sydney, New South Wales 8 239
Townsville, Queensland 9 279
Reference

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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