July Sunshine Averages for Australian Cities





The tables here list the average amount of sun that major cities in Australia get during July. 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 July
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Adelaide, South Australia 4 12 16
Albury, New South Wales 6 10 16
Ballarat, Victoria 3 12 15
Bendigo, Victoria 5 13 18
Brisbane, Queensland 15 9 24
Cairns, Queensland 10 11 21
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 9 11 20
Darwin, Northern Territory 18 10 28
Hobart, Tasmania 4 14 17
Launceston, Tasmania 4 11 15
Mackay, Queensland 15 10 25
Days in July with sun
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Maitland, New South Wales 9 13 22
Melbourne, Victoria 3 11 14
Newcastle, New South Wales 7 12 19
Perth, Western Australia 8 12 19
Rockhampton, Queensland 15 10 25
Rockingham, Western Australia 8 13 20
Sydney, New South Wales 12 10 22
Toowoomba, Queensland 13 11 24
Townsville, Queensland 15 9 24
Wollongong, New South Wales 12 11 23

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 July
City Day Month
Adelaide, South Australia 5 146
Brisbane, Queensland 7 226
Cairns, Queensland 7 226
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 6 180
Darwin, Northern Territory 10 316
Hobart, Tasmania 5 140
Mackay, Queensland 8 245
Perth, Western Australia 6 189
Rockhampton, Queensland 6 198
Sydney, New South Wales 6 198
Townsville, Queensland 8 257
Reference

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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