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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Coober Pedy Australia

In Coober Pedy, the summers are sweltering; the winters are cool; and it is dry, windy, and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 100°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 110°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Coober Pedy for warm-weather activities is from early November to early April.

Climate in Coober Pedy

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Coober Pedy weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 18 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest month of the year in Coober Pedy is January, with an average high of 99°F and low of 70°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from May 19 to August 20, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest month of the year in Coober Pedy is July, with an average low of 42°F and high of 66°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Coober Pedy

Average High and Low Temperature in Coober PedyhothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJul 765°FJul 765°FJan 12100°FJan 12100°F42°F42°F70°F70°FNov 1893°FNov 1893°FMar 1193°FMar 1193°FMay 1972°FMay 1972°FAug 2072°FAug 2072°F63°F63°F65°F65°F49°F49°F45°F45°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 99°F97°F91°F82°F73°F66°F66°F71°F79°F86°F92°F96°F
Temp. 85°F83°F77°F69°F60°F53°F52°F56°F64°F70°F77°F81°F
Low 70°F69°F64°F57°F49°F44°F42°F45°F51°F56°F62°F67°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Coober Pedy

Average Hourly Temperature in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmwarmhothotswelteringwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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In Coober Pedy, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Coober Pedy begins around June 22 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around October 15.

The clearest month of the year in Coober Pedy is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 15 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 22.

The cloudiest month of the year in Coober Pedy is April, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Coober Pedy

Cloud Cover Categories in Coober PedyclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 591%Aug 591%Apr 171%Apr 171%Jun 2281%Jun 2281%Oct 1582%Oct 1582%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 25%25%25%27%27%21%13%10%11%19%27%27%
Clearer 75%75%75%73%73%79%87%90%89%81%73%73%

Coober Pedy does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 2% to 8%, with an average value of 5%.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Coober Pedy is December, with an average of 2.2 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 8% on December 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Coober Pedy

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 138%Dec 138%Aug 112%Aug 112%Oct 35%Oct 35%Jun 115%Jun 115%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 2.0d1.9d1.4d1.3d1.6d1.4d1.1d1.0d1.3d1.7d2.0d2.2d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Coober Pedy experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from November 27 to March 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Coober Pedy is February, with an average rainfall of 0.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from March 24 to November 27. The month with the least rain in Coober Pedy is July, with an average rainfall of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Coober Pedy

Average Monthly Rainfall in Coober PedyrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 inFeb 50.7 inFeb 50.7 inAug 10.1 inAug 10.1 inDec 40.6 inDec 40.6 inMay 300.4 inMay 300.4 inOct 130.4 inOct 130.4 inMar 240.5 inMar 240.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.6″0.7″0.6″0.3″0.3″0.3″0.2″0.2″0.3″0.4″0.4″0.5″

The length of the day in Coober Pedy varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Coober Pedy

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2214 hr, 0 minDec 2114 hr, 0 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2010 hr, 17 minJun 2110 hr, 17 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 13.8h13.1h12.2h11.4h10.7h10.3h10.5h11.1h11.9h12.8h13.6h14.0h

The earliest sunrise is at 6:04 AM on October 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 39 minutes later at 7:44 AM on April 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:40 PM on June 9, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 54 minutes later at 8:34 PM on January 11.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Coober Pedy during 2024, starting in the spring on October 6 and ending in the fall on April 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Coober Pedy

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 56:04 AMOct 56:04 AM8:34 PMJan 118:34 PMJan 11Jun 95:40 PMJun 95:40 PM7:44 AMApr 67:44 AMApr 6DSTApr 7DSTApr 7Oct 6DSTOct 6DSTdaynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Coober Pedy

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00001010202020203030303040505050606070800000101010102020303030304040404050606070708038NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Coober Pedy

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Coober Pedy, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Coober Pedy

Humidity Comfort Levels in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 120%Jul 120%Feb 55%Feb 55%NowNowdrydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.9d1.2d0.6d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.6d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Coober Pedy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from August 22 to March 14, with average wind speeds of more than 10.5 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Coober Pedy is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.2 months, from March 14 to August 22. The calmest month of the year in Coober Pedy is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Coober Pedy

Average Wind Speed in Coober PedywindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphOct 612.0 mphOct 612.0 mphMay 179.0 mphMay 179.0 mphAug 2210.5 mphAug 2210.5 mphMar 1410.5 mphMar 1410.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 11.711.110.49.39.09.19.610.411.411.911.811.7

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Coober Pedy varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.3 months, from February 16 to June 24, with a peak percentage of 45% on March 7. The wind is most often from the north for 1.2 months, from June 24 to July 30, with a peak percentage of 29% on July 23. The wind is most often from the south for 6.6 months, from July 30 to February 16, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Coober Pedy

Wind Direction in Coober PedySENSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Coober Pedy throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Coober Pedy for general outdoor tourist activities is from early November to early April, with a peak score in the first week of March.

Tourism Score in Coober Pedy

Tourism Score in Coober Pedybest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.87.81.21.27.17.1NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Coober Pedy for hot-weather activities is from late December to early March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Beach/Pool Score in Coober Pedy

Beach/Pool Score in Coober Pedybest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.66.60.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Coober Pedy are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Coober Pedy

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 199%Jun 2799%Jun 27Dec 27100%Dec 27100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days in Coober Pedy

Growing Degree Days in Coober PedyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FJul 2090°FJul 2090°FOct 4900°FOct 4900°FNov 151,800°FNov 151,800°FJun 306,620°FJun 306,620°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 25 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Coober Pedy is December, with an average of 8.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 1 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.5 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Coober Pedy is June, with an average of 3.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Coober Pedy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Coober PedybrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJan 58.5 kWhJan 58.5 kWhJun 153.5 kWhJun 153.5 kWhOct 257.5 kWhOct 257.5 kWhMay 14.5 kWhMay 14.5 kWhAug 54.5 kWhAug 54.5 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 8.27.56.55.14.03.53.94.96.27.27.98.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Coober Pedy are -29.014 deg latitude, 134.755 deg longitude, and 745 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Coober Pedy contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 190 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 696 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (341 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (646 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Coober Pedy is covered by sparse vegetation (88%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (70%) and grassland (29%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (85%) and grassland (13%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Coober Pedy, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Coober Pedy is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Coober Pedy, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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