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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Naracoorte Australia

In Naracoorte, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 85°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 102°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Naracoorte for warm-weather activities is from early January to early March.

Climate in Naracoorte

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Naracoorte weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in Naracoorte

The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 9 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is January 24, with an average high of 85°F and low of 55°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 20 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is July 20, with an average low of 40°F and high of 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Naracoorte

Average High and Low Temperature in NaracoortehothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJul 2056°FJul 2056°FJan 2485°FJan 2485°F40°F40°F55°F55°FDec 979°FDec 979°FMar 1379°FMar 1379°FMay 2061°FMay 2061°FSep 1361°FSep 1361°F51°F51°F53°F53°F44°F44°F43°F43°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.

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 Naracoorte

Average Hourly Temperature in NaracoorteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolwarmwarmcomfortablecoolcomfortable
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.

San Clemente, Chile (7,026 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Naracoorte (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Naracoorte, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Naracoorte begins around December 7 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around April 9. On February 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 9 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around December 7. On June 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Naracoorte

Cloud Cover Categories in NaracoorteclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 874%Feb 874%Jun 352%Jun 352%Dec 763%Dec 763%Apr 963%Apr 963%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from May 6 to September 30, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on August 7.

The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from September 30 to May 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on February 11.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 36% on August 7.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Naracoorte

Daily Chance of Precipitation in NaracoortewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 736%Aug 736%Feb 116%Feb 116%Jan 19%Jan 19%May 621%May 621%Sep 3021%Sep 3021%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).

Rainfall

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. Naracoorte experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Naracoorte. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.

The least rain falls around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Naracoorte

Average Monthly Rainfall in NaracoorteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inJul 12.4 inJul 12.4 inFeb 170.5 inFeb 170.5 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Naracoorte varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 14 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Naracoorte

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in NaracoorteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2314 hr, 42 minDec 2214 hr, 42 minDec 2212 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 209 hr, 37 minJun 219 hr, 37 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.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:40 AM on December 7, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 42 minutes later at 7:22 AM on April 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:56 PM on June 13, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 34 minutes later at 8:30 PM on January 6.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Naracoorte during 2021, starting in the spring on October 3 and ending in the fall on April 4.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Naracoorte

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in NaracoorteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 75:40 AMDec 75:40 AM8:30 PMJan 68:30 PMJan 6Jun 134:56 PMJun 134:56 PM7:22 AMApr 37:22 AMApr 3DSTApr 4DSTApr 4Oct 3DSTOct 3DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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 Naracoorte

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.

Humidity

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 Naracoorte, 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 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Naracoorte

Humidity Comfort Levels in NaracoorteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 150%Jul 150%Jan 231%Jan 231%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.

Wind

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 Naracoorte experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from August 4 to March 15, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from March 15 to August 4. The calmest day of the year is May 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Naracoorte

Average Wind Speed in NaracoortewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphJan 1710.8 mphJan 1710.8 mphMay 208.2 mphMay 208.2 mphAug 49.5 mphAug 49.5 mphMar 159.5 mphMar 159.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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

The wind is most often from the west for 3.6 weeks, from April 24 to May 19 and for 3.0 months, from July 27 to October 28, with a peak percentage of 43% on September 30. The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from May 19 to July 27, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 12. The wind is most often from the south for 5.9 months, from October 28 to April 24, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Naracoorte

Wind Direction in NaracoorteSWNWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Naracoorte 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 Naracoorte for general outdoor tourist activities is from early January to early March, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Tourism Score in Naracoorte

Tourism Score in Naracoortebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.95.90.20.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism 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 Naracoorte for hot-weather activities is from early January to mid February, with a peak score in the last week of January.

Beach/Pool Score in Naracoorte

Beach/Pool Score in Naracoortebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.91.90.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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.

Growing Season

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).

The growing season in Naracoorte typically lasts for 8.2 months (247 days), from around September 23 to around May 28, rarely starting after October 27, or ending before May 4.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Naracoorte

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in NaracoorteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Sep 2350%Sep 2350%May 2850%May 2890%Oct 2790%Oct 2790%May 490%May 413%Jul 1313%Jul 13Jan 30100%Jan 30100%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 Naracoorte should appear around August 26, only rarely appearing before August 17 or after September 7.

Growing Degree Days in Naracoorte

Growing Degree Days in NaracoorteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FAug 2690°FAug 2690°FDec 8900°FDec 8900°FJun 303,181°FJun 303,181°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 3.4 months, from November 7 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 3, with an average of 8.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 30 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 1.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Naracoorte

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in NaracoortebrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJan 38.3 kWhJan 38.3 kWhJun 231.9 kWhJun 231.9 kWhNov 77.0 kWhNov 77.0 kWhApr 303.2 kWhApr 303.2 kWhAug 213.2 kWhAug 213.2 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Naracoorte are -36.958 deg latitude, 140.738 deg longitude, and 187 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Naracoorte contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 246 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 208 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (338 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (876 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Naracoorte is covered by cropland (49%), trees (21%), artificial surfaces (19%), and sparse vegetation (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and sparse vegetation (17%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and sparse vegetation (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Naracoorte, 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 is only a single weather station, Mount Gambier Aerodrome, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Naracoorte.

At a distance of 86 kilometers from Naracoorte, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

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

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.