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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Loxton Australia

In Loxton, the summers are hot, the winters are cold and windy, and it is dry and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°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 Loxton for warm-weather activities is from mid December to mid March.

Climate in Loxton

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

The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 28 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest month of the year in Loxton is January, with an average high of 92°F and low of 63°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 18 to August 28, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest month of the year in Loxton is July, with an average low of 41°F and high of 60°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Loxton

Average High and Low Temperature in LoxtonhothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJul 1960°FJul 1960°FJan 2492°FJan 2492°F41°F41°F64°F64°FNov 2886°FNov 2886°FMar 1086°FMar 1086°FMay 1866°FMay 1866°FAug 2866°FAug 2866°F58°F58°F60°F60°F46°F46°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 92°F91°F84°F75°F67°F61°F60°F64°F70°F77°F84°F88°F
Temp. 77°F77°F71°F63°F56°F50°F49°F52°F57°F63°F70°F74°F
Low 63°F63°F59°F52°F47°F43°F41°F43°F46°F51°F57°F60°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 Loxton

Average Hourly Temperature in LoxtonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhothotcomfortablecomfortable
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 Loxton, 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 Loxton begins around July 6 and lasts for 3.5 months, ending around October 24.

The clearest month of the year in Loxton is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 24 and lasts for 8.5 months, ending around July 6.

The cloudiest month of the year in Loxton is May, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Loxton

Cloud Cover Categories in LoxtonclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 577%Sep 577%May 3064%May 3064%Jul 670%Jul 670%Oct 2470%Oct 2470%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 25%24%26%30%34%33%28%24%24%28%33%29%
Clearer 75%76%74%70%66%67%72%76%76%72%67%71%

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

The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from April 26 to November 5, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Loxton is July, with an average of 4.5 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from November 5 to April 26. The month with the fewest wet days in Loxton is February, with an average of 1.6 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 Loxton is July, with an average of 4.5 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 15% on July 5.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Loxton

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LoxtonwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 515%Jul 515%Mar 25%Mar 25%Apr 2610%Apr 2610%Nov 510%Nov 510%rain
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 2.1d1.6d1.8d2.5d3.7d4.3d4.5d4.3d4.0d3.1d2.8d2.7d

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. Loxton experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

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

The month with the least rain in Loxton is March, with an average rainfall of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Loxton

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″0.6″0.5″0.6″0.8″0.8″0.7″0.8″0.8″0.8″0.8″0.8″

The length of the day in Loxton varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 14 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Loxton

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in LoxtonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2214 hr, 28 minDec 2114 hr, 28 minDec 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 209 hr, 51 minJun 219 hr, 51 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 14.2h13.3h12.3h11.2h10.3h9.9h10.1h10.9h11.9h13.0h13.9h14.4h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:38 AM on October 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 45 minutes later at 7:24 AM on April 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:03 PM on June 11, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 20 minutes later at 8:24 PM on January 7.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Loxton 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 Loxton

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in LoxtonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 55:38 AMOct 55:38 AM8:24 PMJan 78:24 PMJan 7Jun 115:03 PMJun 115:03 PM7:24 AMApr 67:24 AMApr 6DSTApr 7DSTApr 7Oct 6DSTOct 6DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Loxton

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in LoxtonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AM000010102020202030303030405050506060700000101010102020303030304040405060703279NowNow
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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 Loxton

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 Loxton, 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 Loxton

Humidity Comfort Levels in LoxtonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 160%Jul 160%Feb 63%Feb 63%NowNowdrydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
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 0.7d0.6d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.5d

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 Loxton experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from August 27 to March 14, with average wind speeds of more than 10.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Loxton is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from March 14 to August 27. The calmest month of the year in Loxton is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Loxton

Average Wind Speed in LoxtonwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphDec 2311.5 mphDec 2311.5 mphMay 198.4 mphMay 198.4 mphAug 2710.0 mphAug 2710.0 mphMar 1410.0 mphMar 1410.0 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) 11.410.79.99.08.69.19.49.910.410.811.111.4

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

The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 weeks, from May 24 to June 14, with a peak percentage of 30% on June 13. The wind is most often from the west for 3.5 months, from June 14 to September 29, with a peak percentage of 41% on August 9. The wind is most often from the south for 7.8 months, from September 29 to May 24, with a peak percentage of 55% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Loxton

Wind Direction in LoxtonSNWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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).

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

Tourism Score in Loxton

Tourism Score in Loxtonbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.47.40.50.5NowNow 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 Loxton for hot-weather activities is from early January to late February, with a peak score in the last week of January.

Beach/Pool Score in Loxton

Beach/Pool Score in Loxtonbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.64.60.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature 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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Loxton over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 12, with a 55% chance.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Loxtongrowing 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 890%Jun 855%Jul 1255%Jul 12Jan 21100%Jan 21100%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 Loxton should appear around August 3, only rarely appearing before July 28 or after August 11.

Growing Degree Days in Loxton

Growing Degree Days in LoxtonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FAug 390°FAug 390°FNov 1900°FNov 1900°FDec 161,800°FDec 161,800°FJun 304,972°FJun 304,972°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 2 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Loxton is December, with an average of 8.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 1 to August 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Loxton is June, with an average of 2.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Loxton

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in LoxtonbrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 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 232.5 kWhJun 232.5 kWhNov 27.3 kWhNov 27.3 kWhMay 13.7 kWhMay 13.7 kWhAug 143.7 kWhAug 143.7 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) 8.37.46.14.53.22.62.83.85.36.77.78.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Loxton are -34.450 deg latitude, 140.569 deg longitude, and 151 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Loxton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 112 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (233 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (463 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Loxton is covered by trees (36%), sparse vegetation (25%), artificial surfaces (13%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (34%) and cropland (28%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Loxton, 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, RAAF Base Edinburgh, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Loxton.

At a distance of 181 kilometers from Loxton, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Loxton to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 38%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 62%.

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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