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Average Weather in Cootamundra Australia

In Cootamundra, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 88°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 99°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cootamundra for warm-weather activities is from mid December to mid March.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is January 25, with an average high of 88°F and low of 63°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 25 to September 5, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is July 24, with an average low of 37°F and high of 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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

Average Hourly Temperature in CootamundraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Alpachiri, Argentina (7,066 miles away); Periana, Spain (10,889 miles); and Vidauban, France (10,320 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Cootamundra (view comparison).

Clouds

In Cootamundra, 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 Cootamundra begins around August 12 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around May 13. On March 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 13 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around August 12. On June 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in CootamundraclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 375%Mar 375%Jun 3051%Jun 3051%Aug 1263%Aug 1263%May 1363%May 1363%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly 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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 6.7 months, from May 23 to December 14, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on July 13.

The drier season lasts 5.3 months, from December 14 to May 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on April 30.

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 25% on July 13.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in CootamundrawetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 1325%Jul 1325%Apr 3013%Apr 3013%Jan 116%Jan 116%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. Cootamundra experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Cootamundra. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 29, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.

The least rain falls around April 26, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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 Cootamundra varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 22, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 14 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 October 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 7:23 AM on April 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:03 PM on June 14, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 21 minutes later at 8:24 PM on January 7.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cootamundra during 2019, starting in the spring on October 6 and ending in the fall on April 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in CootamundraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 55:40 AMOct 55:40 AM8:24 PMJan 78:24 PMJan 7Jun 145:03 PMJun 145:03 PM7:23 AMApr 67:23 AMApr 6DSTApr 7DSTApr 7Oct 6DSTOct 6DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2019. 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.

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 Cootamundra, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in CootamundraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 240%Jul 240%Feb 43%Feb 43%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 Cootamundra experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from October 7 to March 18, with average wind speeds of more than 8.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from March 18 to October 7. The calmest day of the year is May 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in CootamundrawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphJan 1710.2 mphJan 1710.2 mphMay 207.6 mphMay 207.6 mphOct 78.9 mphOct 78.9 mphMar 188.9 mphMar 188.9 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 Cootamundra varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.7 months, from January 7 to May 30, with a peak percentage of 45% on February 26. The wind is most often from the west for 7.3 months, from May 30 to January 7, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in CootamundraEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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 Cootamundra 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 Cootamundra for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Cootamundrabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.47.40.10.1NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Cootamundra for hot-weather activities is from mid January to mid February, with a peak score in the last week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in CootamundraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.34.30.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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 Cootamundra typically lasts for 8.5 months (260 days), from around September 7 to around May 24, rarely starting before August 14 or after October 9, and rarely ending before May 2 or after June 23.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Cootamundragrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Sep 750%Sep 750%May 2450%May 2490%Oct 990%Oct 990%May 290%May 210%Aug 1410%Aug 1410%Jun 2310%Jun 230%Jul 190%Jul 19Jan 23100%Jan 23100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 Cootamundra should appear around September 1, only rarely appearing before August 20 or after September 16.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in CootamundraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°FSep 189°FSep 189°FNov 25900°FNov 25900°FJun 303,978°FJun 303,978°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 3.5 months, from November 2 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 30, with an average of 8.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 8 to August 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 2.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in CootamundrabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhDec 308.4 kWhDec 308.4 kWhJun 242.2 kWhJun 242.2 kWhFeb 167.1 kWhFeb 167.1 kWhMay 83.5 kWhMay 83.5 kWhAug 153.5 kWhAug 153.5 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cootamundra are -34.641 deg latitude, 148.028 deg longitude, and 1,194 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Cootamundra contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 554 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,156 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,470 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,451 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Cootamundra is covered by sparse vegetation (39%), cropland (33%), and artificial surfaces (21%), within 10 miles by cropland (74%) and sparse vegetation (19%), and within 50 miles by cropland (73%) and sparse vegetation (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Cootamundra, 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 Cootamundra.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cootamundra 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 Cootamundra is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cootamundra and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wagga Airport (68%, 78 kilometers, southwest) and Canberra International Airport (32%, 130 kilometers, southeast).

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 aiports 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.