Canberra - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Canberra, Australia. How hot did it get in 2020? When was the last time thermometers in Canberra rose above 40 °C? What was the highest temperature in Canberra five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Canberra and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1940. The highest temperature measured during that time was 43 degrees Celsius (110 Fahrenheit) on January 4, 2020.

Since 2010 the temperature extremes were observed in the Tuggeranong District of Canberra. Before then, the weather station was at Canberra Airport.

Highest Canberra temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
110 January 04, 2020   43
105 January 17, 2019 41
103 January 07, 2018 39
106 February 10, 2017 41
102 January 13, 2016 39
98 December 20, 2015 37
104 January 16, 2014 40
104 January 18, 2013 40
94 November 29, 2012 34
100 January 31, 2011 38
101 January 12, 2010 38
Highest temperature recorded at Canberra each year
Max °F Date Max °C
104 February 08, 2009 + 40
96 January 11, 2008 36
105 January 12, 2007 41
104 January 01, 2006 40
103 January 14, 2005 39
102 February 14, 2004 39
104 January 30, 2003 40
98 December 22, 2002 37
104 January 24, 2001 40
95 December 21, 2000 35
99 January 18, 1999 + 37
104 January 18, 1998 40
102 November 26, 1997 39
94 December 24, 1996 34
92 February 26, 1995 33
103 December 21, 1994 39
98 February 04, 1993 37
100 January 21, 1992 38
99 February 14, 1991 37
103 January 03, 1990 39
90 March 08, 1989 32
100 January 12, 1988 38
101 February 02, 1987 38
95 February 02, 1986 35
100 January 14, 1985 38
96 December 25, 1984 36
101 February 01, 1983 38
103 January 24, 1982 39
100 January 26, 1981 38
99 November 18, 1980 37
102 February 13, 1979 39
98 February 21, 1978 + 37
99 February 01, 1977 37
94 January 04, 1976 34
96 January 02, 1975 36
91 December 15, 1974 33
104 January 03, 1973 40
102 December 21, 1972 39
100 January 09, 1971 38
98 February 06, 1970 37
97 January 23, 1969 36
108 February 01, 1968 42
97 January 21, 1967 36
100 January 15, 1966 38
99 February 22, 1965 37
99 January 07, 1964 37
96 December 28, 1963 36
93 December 02, 1962 34
99 January 29, 1961 37
99 January 27, 1960 37
97 January 16, 1959 36
95 January 27, 1958 35
99 December 25, 1957 37
96 January 16, 1956 36
97 January 03, 1955 36
93 January 10, 1954 34
102 December 21, 1953 39
102 January 25, 1952 + 39
99 December 06, 1951 37
99 January 06, 1950 37
96 December 28, 1949 36
97 December 13, 1948 36
101 January 26, 1947 38
100 January 14, 1946 38
103 January 25, 1945 39
102 November 19, 1944 39
101 February 01, 1943 38
103 January 04, 1942 39
99 December 26, 1941 37
98 March 09, 1940 37
Reference

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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