Northern Territory Climate & Weather

Northern Territory Climate and Weather

The Northern Territory covers two distinct climate zones. The north, including Darwin, is tropical with high humidity and a wet and dry season. Rainfall during the rainy season (November to April) can be very heavy. The central region is the desert centre of the country, which includes Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock), and is semi-arid, hot and dry. What little rain does fall, usually arrives during the hottest months between October and March.

The best time to visit the tropical north is during the dry season (May to October) as travel is very difficult during the heavy rains, and for the arid central region the most popular time to visit is in the cooler months between April and September.

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