Alice Springs Weather, A Climate of Extremes

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Alice Springs weather is harsh and hot. You are in the heart of Australia, deserts all around, so what would you expect?

Actually it is not always hot, days in winter months are very pleasant, just right for touring around, visiting the West MacDonnell ranges, the Finke gorge or going to Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

But generally it is hot in summer and colder in winter and dry most of the time.

We went there in August and were pleasantly surprised by the comfortably warm and breezy weather.

alice springs weather clouds

And during our stay, it even rained for 2 days, well, it was more several quick showers rather than rains.

You can see in this picture the ominous clouds gathering on the skies of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

As it is a climate of extremes, nights can be cold in winter, sometimes even freezing.

Here is some information based on the content provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website about the weather in Alice Springs:

  • The hottest month is January with mean maximum temperatures of 36.4 degrees Celsius and minimums of 21.4. The lack of humidity makes the heat acceptable and nights cool down.
  • The coldest month is July with 19.7 degrees maximum and 4 degrees minimum.
  • December and January have the highest mean rainfall of about 37 mm.
  • The lowest rainfall is in September and August - only 8.1 and 9.3 mm, respectively.
  • Autumn is the best time to travel as days are nice and warm and nights are cool.

What is the Weather in Alice Springs Now?

If you want to know how it is there now, here it is:


weather radar

And if you are planning a trip to Uluru here is the forecast:


lightning tracker

And a picture with some puffy clouds, but nice weather in Alice Springs, as seen from the top of Anzac Hill.

alice springs australia view from anzac hill





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