Anzac Hill, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Anzac Hill, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Weather in Alice Springs

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Alice Springs

Daylight saving is not observed in the Northern Territory. The time zone in the Northern Territory is Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), UTC + 9.5. 

December experiences the longest hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 5:40am and sunset at 7:20pm. June has the least hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 7:15am and sunset at 5:55pm.

The average relative humidity in Alice Springs is 24 per cent. Humidity is lowest in September (18 per cent) and highest in June (80 per cent). 

Alice Springs travellers should look out for the UV index in local weather reports, which describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity. Protect yourself from sunburn by using SPF30+ sunscreen, which is readily available throughout Australia at supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies, and wearing sun-smart clothing, including a hat and sunglasses. 

Seasonal weather in Alice Springs

SUMMER

  Dec Jan Feb
Maximum temp Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
35.3 96 36.4 98 35.1 95
Minimum temp Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
20.2 68 21.5 71 20.8 69
Average hours of sunshine daily Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm Avg rainfall mm
38 39 44
Avg rainy days Avg rainy days
6 5 5

AUTUMN

  Mar Apr May
Maximum temp Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
32.7 91 28.2 83 23 73
Minimum temp Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
17.5 64 12.6 55 8.3 47
Average hours of sunshine daily Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm Avg rainfall mm
32 16 19
Avg rainy days Avg rainy days
3 2 3

WINTER

  Jun Jul Aug
Maximum temp Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
19.8 68 19.7 67 22.6 73
Minimum temp Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
5.1 41 4.1 39 6 43
Average hours of sunshine daily Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm Avg rainfall mm
14 15 9
Avg rainy days Avg rainy days
3 3 2

SPRING

  Sep Oct Nov
Maximum temp Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
27.2 81 30.9 88 33.6 92
Minimum temp Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
10.3 51 14.8 59 13 55
Average hours of sunshine daily Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm Avg rainfall mm
9 22 29
Avg rainy days Avg rainy days
2 5 6