Sunshine: Average Daily Sunshine Hours

These maps show the daily average number of bright sunshine hours across Australia for each month and the year. Sunshine hours are obtained from the Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder, which uses a glass sphere to focus the sun's rays onto a calibrated paper card. When the sky is clear the focused rays burn a trace on the card, which is then used to determine the daily length of 'bright sunshine'.


Maps of average daily sunshine hours


Annual average daily sunshine hours

Map of average daily sunshine hours - Annual

© Commonwealth of Australia 2007, Bureau of Meteorology