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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Phillip Australia

In Phillip, the summers are hot, the winters are cold, and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 90°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 99°F.

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

Climate in Phillip

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

Average Temperature in Phillip

The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 29 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is January 25, with an average high of 90°F and low of 63°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from May 27 to August 27, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is July 30, with an average low of 36°F and high of 61°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Phillip

Average High and Low Temperature in PhilliphothotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 3061°FJul 3061°FJan 2590°FJan 2590°F36°F36°F63°F63°FNov 2984°FNov 2984°FMar 1984°FMar 1984°FMay 2765°FMay 2765°F57°F57°F57°F57°F42°F42°F40°F40°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 Phillip

Average Hourly Temperature in PhillipJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhothotcomfortable
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.

Villa Valeria, Argentina (7,357 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Phillip (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Phillip, 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 Phillip begins around July 19 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around October 17. On August 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around July 19. On June 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Phillip

Cloud Cover Categories in PhillipclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 1381%Aug 1381%Jun 365%Jun 365%Oct 1773%Oct 1773%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.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from October 19 to March 1, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on November 27.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from March 1 to October 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on April 27.

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 31% on November 27.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Phillip

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PhillipwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 2731%Nov 2731%Apr 2712%Apr 2712%Oct 1922%Oct 1922%Mar 122%Mar 122%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. Phillip experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Phillip. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 7, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.

The least rain falls around April 28, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Phillip

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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 Phillip varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 14 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Phillip

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in PhillipJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2312 hr, 6 minSep 2314 hr, 11 minDec 2214 hr, 11 minDec 2212 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2010 hr, 7 minJun 2110 hr, 7 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 5:33 AM on October 2, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 35 minutes later at 7:08 AM on April 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:00 PM on June 11, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 4 minutes later at 8:04 PM on January 8.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Phillip 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 Phillip

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in PhillipJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 25:33 AMOct 25:33 AM8:04 PMJan 88:04 PMJan 8Jun 115:00 PMJun 115:00 PM7:08 AMApr 37:08 AMApr 3DSTApr 4DSTApr 4Oct 3DSTOct 3DSTdaynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 Phillip

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.

Phillip experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 26 to March 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 4, with muggy conditions 11% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Phillip

Humidity Comfort Levels in PhillipmuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 130%Jul 130%Feb 411%Feb 411%Nov 263%Nov 263%Mar 123%Mar 123%NowNowmuggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Phillip experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from August 6 to March 18, with average wind speeds of more than 7.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from March 18 to August 6. The calmest day of the year is May 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Phillip

Average Wind Speed in PhillipwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphNov 278.4 mphNov 278.4 mphMay 206.8 mphMay 206.8 mphAug 67.6 mphAug 67.6 mphMar 187.6 mphMar 187.6 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 Phillip varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 5.3 months, from May 28 to November 7, with a peak percentage of 41% on August 11. The wind is most often from the east for 6.7 months, from November 7 to May 28, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Phillip

Wind Direction in PhillipEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 Phillip 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 Phillip for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid March, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Tourism Score in Phillip

Tourism Score in Phillipbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.37.30.20.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Phillip 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 Phillip

Beach/Pool Score in PhillipJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.04.00.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Phillip typically lasts for 9.4 months (287 days), from around August 26 to around June 9, rarely starting before August 4 or after September 23, and rarely ending before May 14 or after June 30.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Phillipgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Aug 2650%Aug 2650%Jun 950%Jun 990%Sep 2390%Sep 2390%May 1490%May 1410%Aug 410%Aug 410%Jun 3010%Jun 300%Jul 170%Jul 17Jan 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 Phillip should appear around August 6, only rarely appearing before July 30 or after August 16.

Growing Degree Days in Phillip

Growing Degree Days in PhillipJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FAug 690°FAug 690°FNov 4900°FNov 4900°FDec 201,800°FDec 201,800°FJun 304,687°FJun 304,687°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 3.7 months, from October 29 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 8.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 6 to August 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 2.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Phillip

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PhillipbrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhDec 278.0 kWhDec 278.0 kWhJun 172.9 kWhJun 172.9 kWhOct 297.0 kWhOct 297.0 kWhFeb 197.0 kWhFeb 197.0 kWhMay 63.9 kWhMay 63.9 kWhAug 63.9 kWhAug 63.9 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 Phillip are -31.133 deg latitude, 150.850 deg longitude, and 1,362 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Phillip contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 305 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,399 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,886 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,970 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Phillip is covered by sparse vegetation (65%) and cropland (27%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (45%) and cropland (36%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and sparse vegetation (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Phillip, 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, Taree Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Phillip.

At a distance of 179 kilometers from Phillip, 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 Phillip to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 37%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 63%.

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.