Average Temperatures

Depending on the time of year, temperatures can vary significantly as you visit key stops on your journey.

Below is a guide of average temperatures (°C) by month for major destinations our trains go through. Destinations vary depending on the direction of your journey, so please check the timetable for stops on your journey.

The Ghan

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Darwin                        
Minimum (Ave) 24.8 24.7 24.5 24.0 22.1 19.9 19.3 20.3 23.0 24.9 25.3 25.3
Maximum (Ave) 31.8 31.4 31.9 32.7 32.0 30.6 30.6 31.4 32.6 33.3 33.3 32.6
Katherine                        
Minimum (Ave) 24.1 23.2 22.4 19.6 17.0 11.3 12.6 11.8 17.4 22.8 25.1 24.8
Maximum (Ave) 34.9 34.3 34.5 34.0 32.1 29.9 30.1 32.5 35.4 37.7 38.0 36.5
Alice Springs                        
Minimum (Ave) 21.5 20.7 17.5 12.6 8.2 5.0 4.0 6.0 10.3 14.8 17.9 20.2
Maximum (Ave) 36.4 35.1 32.7 28.2 23.1 19.8 19.7 22.7 27.4 31.0 33.7 35.4
Marla                        
Minimum (Ave) 22.0 21.4 17.8 13.4 9.2 5.5 4.8 6.2 10.8 14.3 17.8 20.0
Maximum (Ave) 37.3 36.1 32.7 28.4 23.2 19.6 19.9 22.4 27.0 30.0 33.1 35.1
Coober Pedy / Manguri                        
Minimum (Ave) 20.7 20.8 18.2 14.0 10.1 7.2 6.3 7.4 10.1 13.6 16.6 19.1
Maximum (Ave) 36.4 35.7 32.8 27.6 22.3 18.8 18.7 20.7 24.5 28.9 32.1 34.6
Adelaide                        
Minimum (Ave) 17.2 17.3 15.3 12.4 10.3 8.2 7.5 8.2 9.8 11.5 14.0 15.6
Maximum (Ave) 29.4 29.5 26.4 22.6 19.0 16.1 15.3 16.7 19.1 22.0 25.2 27.1

 

The Indian Pacific

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney                        
Minimum (Ave) 18.7 18.8 17.6 14.7 11.6 9.3 8.1 9.0 11.1 13.6 15.6 17.5
Maximum (Ave) 25.9 25.8 24.8 22.4 19.5 17.0 16.3 17.8 20.0 22.1 23.6 25.2
Broken Hill                        
Minimum (Ave) 18.5 18.3 15.6 11.8 8.6 6.2 5.4 6.4 8.9 11.8 14.8 17.1
Maximum (Ave) 32.8 32.2 28.9 23.9 19.2 15.6 15.2 17.4 21.2 25.0 28.7 31.4
Barossa                        
Minimum (Ave) 15.2 15.6 13.3 10.7 8.3 6.2 5.6 5.6 6.7 8.3 11.2 13.4
Maximum (Ave) 30.5 30.5 27.3 23.0 18.7 15.6 14.7 15.9 18.4 22.0 25.8 28.2
Adelaide                        
Minimum (Ave) 17.2 17.3 15.3 12.4 10.3 8.2 7.5 8.2 9.8 11.5 14.0 15.6
Maximum (Ave) 29.4 29.5 26.4 22.6 19.0 16.1 15.3 16.7 19.1 22.0 25.2 27.1
Cook                        
Minimum (Ave) 15.0 15.3 13.7 10.9 7.8 5.4 4.3 5.1 7.2 9.5 11.9 13.9
Maximum (Ave) 33.0 32.2 30.0 25.9 21.8 18.8 18.2 20.1 23.5 26.6 29.7 3.15
Rawlinna                        
Minimum (Ave) 15.1 15.9 14.1 11.5 8.9 6.1 5.4 5.6 7.4 9.9 11.8 14.0
Maximum (Ave) 27.0 26.7 26.0 24.6 21.8 19.3 18.7 19.9 21.9 23.8 24.8 25.8
Kalgoorlie / Boulder                        
Minimum (Ave) 18.3 17.9 16.0 12.7 8.7 6.2 5.0 5.6 8.0 11.1 14.1 16.6
Maximum (Ave) 33.7 32.1 29.4 25.2 20.7 17.5 16.7 18.7 22.3 25.9 29.0 32.0
Perth                        
Minimum (Ave) 18.1 18.4 16.6 13.8 10.6 8.5 7.6 8.3 9.6 11.4 14.2 16.4
Maximum (Ave) 31.2 31.7 29.6 25.9 22.4 19.3 18.4 19.1 20.3 23.3 26.5 29.1

 

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