Darwin - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Darwin got more than 200 millimetres of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2018 or a century ago?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Darwin and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1872. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 367.5 millimetres (14.47 inches) on February 16, 2011.

Since 1942 the rainfall extremes were observed at Darwin Airport. Before then, the weather station was nearby at the Darwin Post Office.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Darwin
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.45 October 08, 2020   113.0
2.15 January 27, 2019 54.6
6.11 January 30, 2018 155.2
8.29 February 05, 2017 210.6
3.35 December 21, 2016 85.1
5.09 January 01, 2015 129.3
4.19 February 18, 2014 106.4
4.13 November 05, 2013 104.9
7.17 January 25, 2012 182.1
14.47 February 16, 2011 367.5
5.37 February 26, 2010 136.4
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Darwin each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
6.39 December 13, 2009 162.3
9.53 January 13, 2008 242.1
6.02 March 03, 2007 152.9
3.76 January 24, 2006 95.5
2.23 January 11, 2005 + 56.6
4.30 January 13, 2004 109.2
5.09 January 13, 2003 129.3
3.11 November 16, 2002 79.0
2.84 February 12, 2001 72.1
4.86 April 11, 2000 123.4
3.27 April 08, 1999 83.1
9.61 December 09, 1998 244.1
11.43 January 03, 1997 290.3
6.13 December 28, 1996 155.7
7.02 January 16, 1995 178.3
4.50 March 01, 1994 114.3
6.37 December 29, 1993 161.8
3.81 November 26, 1992 96.8
8.43 January 06, 1991 214.1
3.57 December 11, 1990 90.7
3.46 March 11, 1989 87.9
3.95 December 01, 1988 100.3
5.97 December 31, 1987 151.6
5.00 January 12, 1986 127.0
5.55 April 13, 1985 141.0
3.87 February 12, 1984 98.3
6.45 March 10, 1983 163.8
4.16 January 22, 1982 105.7
8.08 January 23, 1981 205.2
4.71 January 21, 1980 119.6
3.32 January 09, 1979 84.3
4.33 January 27, 1978 110.0
9.47 March 16, 1977 240.5
4.86 March 11, 1976 123.4
4.29 February 21, 1975 109.0
10.91 December 25, 1974 277.1
3.56 January 29, 1973 90.4
5.08 March 02, 1972 129.0
5.08 January 31, 1971 129.0
3.50 October 08, 1970 88.9
6.13 February 06, 1969 155.7
5.30 February 25, 1968 134.6
4.02 January 20, 1967 102.1
2.58 November 14, 1966 65.5
5.79 December 29, 1965 147.1
2.56 February 24, 1964 65.0
4.27 January 22, 1963 108.5
4.97 February 01, 1962 126.2
2.29 February 02, 1961 58.2
4.35 January 29, 1960 110.5
5.62 April 04, 1959 142.7
2.79 February 20, 1958 70.9
3.72 January 17, 1957 94.5
4.51 February 03, 1956 114.6
9.85 February 18, 1955 250.2
4.44 January 01, 1954 112.8
3.83 February 03, 1953 97.3
2.73 January 18, 1952 69.3
2.89 October 11, 1951 73.4
6.06 January 27, 1950 153.9
5.42 February 15, 1949 137.7
3.50 December 02, 1948 88.9
5.52 March 22, 1947 140.2
3.41 January 22, 1946 86.6
2.93 March 08, 1945 74.4
3.22 November 17, 1944 81.8
3.67 April 11, 1943 93.2
7.64 February 03, 1942 194.1
3.36 February 16, 1941 85.3
2.83 November 14, 1940 71.9
5.44 January 14, 1939 138.2
4.92 February 16, 1938 125.0
2.34 March 11, 1937 59.4
2.57 December 03, 1936 65.3
2.91 January 13, 1935 73.9
3.34 January 31, 1934 84.8
2.46 February 27, 1933 62.5
5.04 December 25, 1932 128.0
5.22 January 19, 1931 132.6
4.34 February 13, 1930 110.2
6.61 April 01, 1929 167.9
3.56 February 09, 1928 90.4
5.85 January 13, 1927 148.6
5.85 January 11, 1926 148.6
3.95 February 08, 1925 100.3
5.25 February 16, 1924 133.4
5.33 January 26, 1923 135.4
6.83 January 26, 1922 173.5
5.70 March 26, 1921 144.8
3.57 December 22, 1920 90.7
7.18 March 06, 1919 182.4
5.90 March 27, 1918 149.9
1917
3.60 October 15, 1916 91.4
4.04 January 15, 1915 102.6
4.71 January 08, 1914 119.6
3.98 January 31, 1913 101.1
5.14 January 17, 1912 130.6
3.02 January 29, 1911 76.7
7.87 December 27, 1910 199.9
3.03 December 11, 1909 77.0
3.20 December 10, 1908 81.3
4.16 February 24, 1907 105.7
3.48 December 22, 1906 88.4
3.79 January 31, 1905 96.3
4.33 December 31, 1904 110.0
5.06 February 27, 1903 128.5
5.83 January 24, 1902 148.1
5.67 March 15, 1901 144.0
3.05 February 07, 1900 77.5
4.75 March 09, 1899 120.7
6.09 March 28, 1898 154.7
11.67 January 07, 1897 296.4
7.02 January 08, 1896 178.3
5.54 January 06, 1895 140.7
3.16 February 18, 1894 80.3
7.04 February 17, 1893 178.8
2.75 February 03, 1892 69.9
7.26 April 17, 1891 184.4
5.40 January 30, 1890 137.2
3.86 January 31, 1889 98.0
6.14 February 04, 1888 156.0
4.40 February 08, 1887 111.8
6.10 February 07, 1886 154.9
5.72 November 02, 1885 145.3
4.56 January 11, 1884 115.8
2.79 December 17, 1883 70.9
6.71 May 02, 1882 170.4
4.33 February 22, 1881 110.0
5.34 January 08, 1880 135.6
3.21 March 24, 1879 81.5
4.70 December 12, 1878 119.4
4.49 January 01, 1877 114.0
3.94 March 08, 1876 100.1
3.02 November 09, 1875 76.7
3.49 April 03, 1874 88.6
5.83 April 15, 1873 148.1
3.74 January 03, 1872 95.0
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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