Average Annual Wind Speed at Australian Cities





The amount of wind that Australia's major cities average over a year is listed below.

The tables give the average annual wind speeds in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometres per hour (KPH) for morning and afternoon. Morning wind speed readings are taken at 9:00 am local time, while afternoon winds are at 3:00 pm.

The wind statistics here are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

Annual average wind speed
MPH am MPH pm City KPH am KPH pm
6.5 9.9 Adelaide, South Australia 10.4 15.9
5.0 8.9 Albury, New South Wales 8.0 14.3
11.9 13.5 Ballarat, Victoria 19.2 21.8
8.2 10.7 Bendigo, Victoria 13.2 17.3
7.8 12.1 Brisbane, Queensland 12.6 19.5
9.6 12.6 Bunbury, Western Australia 15.5 20.2
8.5 12.0 Cairns, Queensland 13.7 19.3
5.2 11.1 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 8.4 17.8
7.6 11.4 Darwin, Northern Territory 12.2 18.4
11.2 15.3 Geelong, Victoria 18.1 24.6
10.5 14.5 Gold Coast, Queensland 16.9 23.3
3.7 5.8 Gosford, New South Wales 6.0 9.3
9.4 11.4 Hobart, Tasmania 15.1 18.4
Average yearly wind speed
MPH am MPH pm City KPH am KPH pm
6.1 11.3 Launceston, Tasmania 9.8 18.2
11.2 13.2 Mackay, Queensland 18.1 21.2
3.0 5.6 Maitland, New South Wales 4.8 9.0
8.0 10.8 Mandurah, Western Australia 12.8 17.4
5.6 7.6 Melbourne, Victoria 9.0 12.2
14.2 19.2 Newcastle, New South Wales 22.9 30.9
9.6 12.1 Perth, Western Australia 15.4 19.5
8.0 9.8 Rockhampton, Queensland 12.8 15.7
7.2 10.2 Rockingham, Western Australia 11.6 16.4
5.2 8.6 Sydney, New South Wales 8.3 13.9
13.5 13.5 Toowoomba, Queensland 21.7 21.8
8.1 13.9 Townsville, Queensland 13.1 22.4
5.4 7.3 Wollongong, New South Wales 8.7 11.7
Reference

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

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