Rainfall and Temperature Records

Australia experiences a wide range of temperatures and rainfall. The highest rainfall events and the high and low temperatures for each state and the Northern Territory are given in the tables and brochures below.

See Daily Extremes for more information about daily rainfall and temperature records for each month and season.

Note: All records shown are valid as of 31 January 2019.


  • *Mount Read was affected by wind, snow and outages on several occasions during 2016, so the exact total is not known but is almost certainly higher. The highest Tasmanian annual total rainfall from a manual site is 4504.1 mm at Lake Margaret Dam in 1948.