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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Port Augusta Australia

In Port Augusta, the summers are hot; the winters are cold; and it is dry, windy, and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 92°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 106°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Port Augusta for warm-weather activities is from early December to late March.

Climate in Port Augusta

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Port Augusta weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 29 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest month of the year in Port Augusta is January, with an average high of 91°F and low of 66°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from May 20 to August 25, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest month of the year in Port Augusta is July, with an average low of 42°F and high of 63°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Port Augusta

Average High and Low Temperature in Port AugustahothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJul 1963°FJul 1963°FJan 2492°FJan 2492°F42°F42°F66°F66°FNov 2986°FNov 2986°FMar 1286°FMar 1286°FMay 2068°FMay 2068°FAug 2568°FAug 2568°F61°F61°F62°F62°F47°F47°F44°F44°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 91°F90°F85°F77°F69°F63°F63°F67°F73°F78°F84°F88°F
Temp. 78°F78°F73°F65°F58°F52°F51°F54°F60°F65°F71°F75°F
Low 66°F66°F61°F53°F48°F43°F42°F43°F48°F53°F59°F63°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 Port Augusta

Average Hourly Temperature in Port AugustaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhothot
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.

Santa Rosa del Conlara, Argentina (7,721 miles away); Gualeguay, Argentina (7,776 miles); and De Aar, South Africa (6,298 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Port Augusta (view comparison).

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In Port Augusta, 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 Port Augusta begins around July 3 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around October 16.

The clearest month of the year in Port Augusta is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around July 3.

The cloudiest month of the year in Port Augusta is November, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 31% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Port Augusta

Cloud Cover Categories in Port AugustaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 1182%Sep 1182%May 3167%May 3167%Jul 375%Jul 375%Oct 1675%Oct 1675%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly 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 23%23%25%29%31%29%23%19%18%25%31%27%
Clearer 77%77%75%71%69%71%77%81%82%75%69%73%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Port Augusta varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.1 months, from May 6 to December 10, with a greater than 9% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Port Augusta is June, with an average of 4.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.9 months, from December 10 to May 6. The month with the fewest wet days in Port Augusta is January, with an average of 1.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

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 Port Augusta is June, with an average of 4.1 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 15% on June 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Port Augusta

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Port AugustawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 415%Jun 415%Jan 54%Jan 54%May 69%May 69%Dec 109%Dec 109%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 1.8d2.0d2.0d2.2d3.5d4.1d4.0d4.0d3.8d3.3d3.0d2.5d

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. Port Augusta experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Port Augusta. The month with the most rain in Port Augusta is June, with an average rainfall of 0.8 inches.

The month with the least rain in Port Augusta is April, with an average rainfall of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Port Augusta

Average Monthly Rainfall in Port AugustaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 inJun 40.9 inJun 40.9 inMar 300.5 inMar 300.5 inSep 230.8 inSep 230.8 inJul 300.7 inJul 300.7 inJan 40.5 inJan 40.5 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″0.6″0.7″0.8″0.7″0.7″0.8″0.8″0.7″0.7″

The length of the day in Port Augusta varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Port Augusta

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Port AugustaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2214 hr, 18 minDec 2114 hr, 18 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2010 hr, 1 minJun 2110 hr, 1 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 14.0h13.2h12.3h11.3h10.5h10.0h10.3h11.0h11.9h12.9h13.8h14.2h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:51 AM on October 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 43 minutes later at 7:34 AM on April 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on June 11, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:30 PM on January 8.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Port Augusta 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 Port Augusta

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Port AugustaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 55:51 AMOct 55:51 AM8:30 PMJan 88:30 PMJan 8Jun 115:19 PMJun 115:19 PM7:34 AMApr 67:34 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 Port Augusta

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Port AugustaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AM00001010202020203030303040505050606070800000101010102020303030304040405060707034NowNow
northeastsouthwest
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 Port Augusta

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 Port Augusta, 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 Port Augusta

Humidity Comfort Levels in Port AugustaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%Jan 224%Jan 224%NowNowdrydrycomfortablecomfortablehumidhumid
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 0.9d0.9d0.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.5d

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 Port Augusta experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from September 2 to March 15, with average wind speeds of more than 10.5 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Port Augusta is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from March 15 to September 2. The calmest month of the year in Port Augusta is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Port Augusta

Average Wind Speed in Port AugustawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJan 212.2 mphJan 212.2 mphMay 188.9 mphMay 188.9 mphSep 210.5 mphSep 210.5 mphMar 1510.5 mphMar 1510.5 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) 12.111.410.59.49.09.39.610.110.911.511.712.0

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Port Augusta varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 3.9 months, from May 9 to September 7, with a peak percentage of 36% on July 6. The wind is most often from the south for 8.1 months, from September 7 to May 9, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Port Augusta

Wind Direction in Port AugustaSNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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).

Port Augusta is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.7 months, from December 11 to April 1, with an average temperature above 67°F. The month of the year in Port Augusta with the warmest water is February, with an average temperature of 70°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from June 20 to September 20, with an average temperature below 61°F. The month of the year in Port Augusta with the coolest water is August, with an average temperature of 58°F.

Average Water Temperature in Port Augusta

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 69°F70°F68°F66°F64°F61°F59°F58°F60°F63°F65°F68°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Port Augusta 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 Port Augusta for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to late March, with a peak score in the last week of February.

Tourism Score in Port Augusta

Tourism Score in Port Augustabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.87.80.90.9NowNowtemperaturetemperature 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 Port Augusta for hot-weather activities is from late December to late February, with a peak score in the last week of January.

Beach/Pool Score in Port Augusta

Beach/Pool Score in Port Augustabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.25.20.00.0NowNow 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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Port Augusta over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 13, with a 56% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Port Augusta

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Port Augustagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Aug 2390%Aug 2390%Jun 490%Jun 456%Jul 1356%Jul 13Jan 17100%Jan 17100%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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Port Augusta should appear around July 24, only rarely appearing before July 18 or after July 31.

Growing Degree Days in Port Augusta

Growing Degree Days in Port AugustaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FJul 2490°FJul 2490°FOct 19900°FOct 19900°FDec 41,800°FDec 41,800°FJun 305,508°FJun 305,508°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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from November 1 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Port Augusta is December, with an average of 8.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 2 to August 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Port Augusta is June, with an average of 2.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Port Augusta

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Port AugustabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJan 48.5 kWhJan 48.5 kWhJun 232.8 kWhJun 232.8 kWhNov 17.4 kWhNov 17.4 kWhMay 24.0 kWhMay 24.0 kWhAug 114.0 kWhAug 114.0 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) 8.37.56.24.73.42.93.14.25.66.87.88.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Port Augusta are -32.496 deg latitude, 137.773 deg longitude, and 36 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Port Augusta contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 27 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,719 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,225 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Port Augusta is covered by artificial surfaces (47%), sparse vegetation (34%), and water (11%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (65%) and water (10%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (55%) and grassland (14%).

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

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Port Augusta.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Port Augusta according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Port Augusta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Port Augusta and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Port Augusta and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

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.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.

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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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