The Top End, which includes Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, has a tropical climate. Darwin has an average temperature of 32°C all year, with varying humidity.
The tropical summer, from December to March, is considered by many to be the region's most beautiful time of year.
The summer rains bring the natural landscape to life and deliver the picturesque storms and sunsets the Northern Territory is renowned for.
The dry season, from May to October, has warm, sunny days and cool nights.
At the end of the year, the build up, or pre-monsoon season, begins and humidity levels start their rise.
The following chart outlines Darwin's monthly climate averages as an indicator for the whole northern region.
Jan - Feb Min average temperature - 24C (75F) Max average temperature - 31C (88F)
Mar - Apr Min average temperature - 24C (75F) Max average temperature - 32C (90F)
May - Sept Min average temperature - 21C (69F) Max average temperature - 31C (88F)
Oct - Dec Min average temperature - 25C (77F) Max average temperature - 32C (91F)
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