Rockhampton climate is classified as subtropical. The city is situated on the Tropic of Capricorn and lies within the southeast trade wind belt, too far south to experience regular north west monsoonal influence, and too far north to gain much benefit from higher latitude cold fronts.

Rockhampton’s average annual rainfall is a little over 800mm. Rainfall averages give us a distinct wet and dry season, with the wet generally December to March and the dry June to September.

Typical daytime temperature ranges are 32 max 22 min in the summer/wet season and 23 max 9 min in the winter/dry season. Maximum temperatures in the low to mid 40’s have been recorded in October to March. Minimum temperatures as low as zero have been recorded during winter.

Rockhampton average monthly maximum temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg Max C 32 31 30 28 26 23 23 24 27 29 31 32
Avg Min C 22 22 20 17 14 10 9 10 13 17 19 21

Rockhampton average monthly rainfall

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg Rain mm 127 143 95 44 48 39 29 27 23 50 69 101