The Central Highlands region enjoys a sub-tropical, sub-humid climate with nearly ½ of its annual rainfall falling in the summer months of December through to February. Cooling off in the lovely summer months is not a problem as our townships are surrounded by dams, lakes, and rivers should you fancy a cool dip or enjoy water sports…
Our weather information is taken from climatology measurements for Emerald available on the Bureau of Meteorology website. It gives a good picture of what to expect across the Central Highlands region.
If you are interested in more detailed weather information, townships within Central Highlands where the Bureau collects detailed weather information include:
A quick note on the information provided for each month:
- Average minimum and maximum temperatures describe the long term average (mean) of air temperature for each calendar month.
- Average rainfall provides a median (decile 5) measure as this is the preferred measure of ‘typical’ rainfall as it less affected by extreme or unusual weather results
- Average number of clear days decribe a visual measurement of when the sky is covered by ¼ or less cloud cover. Don’t worry - this doesn’t mean that is raining on all of the remaining days of that month…
- Relative humidity at 9am and 3pm gives you an idea of how sticky the day is – the average amount of moisture in the air for that month at that time. For example, 100% Relative Humidity means that the air is saturated with moisture – in other words its raining!