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Carnarvon is located 902kms north of Perth, sitting approximately 4m above sea level and positioned right on the edge of WA’s Coral Coast, in the centre of the Shark Bay and Ningaloo World Heritage areas.  Carnarvon is the only town in Australia where the central desert reaches out to the sea.  Carnarvon’s population census is approximately 9,046 (2,145 rural and 6,901 urban).  Carnarvon’s tidal range is approximately 0.1m to +1.8m.

Climate
Carnarvon has an average temperature of 26 degrees and the average yearly rainfall is 229mm.  We are almost 10 degrees cooler than Exmouth in the summer months and 10 degrees warmer than Perth in the winter months.

Statistics

Distance from Perth   902kms
Area (sq km)   53,000
Length of Sealed Roads   239.21
Length of Unsealed Roads   1,287.15
Population   6,800
Number of Electors   2,989
Number of Dwellings   2,587

Temperature

Mean Max Temp –  27.1°C (81°F)
Mean Min Temp –  17.2°C (63°F)
Annual Rainfall – 228.4mm (9 in)

Climate data for Carnarvon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 47.7
(117.9)
46.9
(116.4)
47.8
(118)
41.1
(106)
37.1
(98.8)
31.8
(89.2)
30.7
(87.3)
31.6
(88.9)
38.4
(101.1)
42.4
(108.3)
43.4
(110.1)
45.4
(113.7)
47.8
(118)
Average high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
32.5
(90.5)
31.6
(88.9)
29.1
(84.4)
26.2
(79.2)
23.4
(74.1)
22.3
(72.1)
23.0
(73.4)
24.4
(75.9)
26.0
(78.8)
27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
27.2
(81)
Average low °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
23.4
(74.1)
22.1
(71.8)
19.1
(66.4)
14.9
(58.8)
12.3
(54.1)
10.9
(51.6)
11.6
(52.9)
13.8
(56.8)
16.4
(61.5)
18.6
(65.5)
20.6
(69.1)
17.2
(63)
Record low °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
17.1
(62.8)
13.2
(55.8)
9.5
(49.1)
6.1
(43)
3.6
(38.5)
2.4
(36.3)
3.5
(38.3)
5.9
(42.6)
8.1
(46.6)
10.7
(51.3)
14.0
(57.2)
2.4
(36.3)
Rainfall mm (inches) 12.3
(0.484)
20.6
(0.811)
16.2
(0.638)
14.1
(0.555)
35.2
(1.386)
37.6
(1.48)
45.3
(1.783)
18.0
(0.709)
5.6
(0.22)
5.3
(0.209)
4.1
(0.161)
5.7
(0.224)
220
(8.66)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2mm) 2.0 2.5 2.1 2.7 5.0 7.3 7.2 5.1 3.0 2.2 1.3 0.7 41.1
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[6]

State Electorate – North West
Federal Division  – Durack