September Sunshine Averages for Australian Cities





The tables here list the average amount of sun that major cities in Australia get during September. 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 September
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Adelaide, South Australia 6 12 17
Albury, New South Wales 6 12 19
Ballarat, Victoria 3 14 17
Bendigo, Victoria 7 13 19
Brisbane, Queensland 17 8 26
Cairns, Queensland 14 11 25
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 10 11 21
Darwin, Northern Territory 16 11 27
Hobart, Tasmania 3 14 16
Launceston, Tasmania 3 13 16
Mackay, Queensland 16 11 27
Days in September with sun
City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days
With Sun
Maitland, New South Wales 10 13 22
Melbourne, Victoria 3 11 14
Newcastle, New South Wales 9 12 21
Perth, Western Australia 9 10 20
Rockhampton, Queensland 16 10 26
Rockingham, Western Australia 9 12 21
Sydney, New South Wales 12 11 22
Toowoomba, Queensland 13 11 24
Townsville, Queensland 15 12 27
Wollongong, New South Wales 11 12 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 September
City Day Month
Adelaide, South Australia 7 204
Brisbane, Queensland 9 267
Cairns, Queensland 9 264
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 8 231
Darwin, Northern Territory 10 294
Hobart, Tasmania 6 183
Mackay, Queensland 9 282
Perth, Western Australia 8 231
Rockhampton, Queensland 8 234
Sydney, New South Wales 8 234
Townsville, Queensland 10 291
Reference

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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