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Average Weather in Singleton Australia

In Singleton, the summers are hot, the winters are short and cold, and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 89°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 101°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 22 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is January 16, with an average high of 89°F and low of 64°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from May 24 to August 21, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is July 30, with an average low of 38°F and high of 64°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 SingletonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhothotcomfortablecomfortablevery coldcomfortable
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.

De Aar, South Africa (6,876 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Singleton (view comparison).

Clouds

In Singleton, 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 Singleton begins around July 2 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around October 15. 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 15 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around July 2. On November 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 62% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in SingletonclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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%Nov 2362%Nov 2362%Jul 271%Jul 271%Oct 1572%Oct 1572%clearmostly 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 Singleton varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from October 21 to April 18, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on November 30.

The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from April 18 to October 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on August 13.

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 30% on November 30.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SingletonwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 3030%Nov 3030%Aug 1314%Aug 1314%Oct 2122%Oct 2122%Apr 1822%Apr 1822%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).

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. Singleton experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Singleton. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 9, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.

The least rain falls around July 8, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 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 Singleton varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 22, with 10 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 14 hours, 18 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 5:28 AM on October 5, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 7:09 AM on April 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:56 PM on June 12, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:06 PM on January 8.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Singleton 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 SingletonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 55:28 AMOct 55:28 AM8:06 PMJan 88:06 PMJan 8Jun 124:56 PMJun 124:56 PM7:09 AMApr 67:09 AMApr 6DSTApr 7DSTApr 7Oct 6DSTOct 6DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Singleton experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from December 2 to March 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 7% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 6, with muggy conditions 29% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 24, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in SingletonmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 240%Jul 240%Feb 629%Feb 629%Dec 27%Dec 27%Mar 257%Mar 257%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
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 Singleton experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from June 12 to March 4, with average wind speeds of more than 4.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 3.3 months, from March 4 to June 12. The calmest day of the year is April 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in SingletonwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mphAug 125.4 mphAug 125.4 mphApr 84.3 mphApr 84.3 mphJun 124.8 mphJun 124.8 mph
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 Singleton varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 5.8 months, from April 26 to October 20, with a peak percentage of 50% on July 3. The wind is most often from the east for 6.2 months, from October 20 to April 26, with a peak percentage of 49% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in SingletonEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastsouthnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Singleton 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 3.5 months, from January 1 to April 18, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 14, with an average temperature of 73°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from June 27 to October 18, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 16, with an average temperature of 64°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Singleton 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 Singleton for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to mid March, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Singletonbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.47.40.40.4 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 Singleton for hot-weather activities is from early January to mid February, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in SingletonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.34.30.00.0 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 Singleton typically lasts for 9.9 months (302 days), from around August 20 to around June 17, rarely starting before July 26 or after September 8, and rarely ending before May 22 or after July 8.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Singletongrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Aug 2050%Aug 2050%Jun 1750%Jun 1790%Sep 890%Sep 890%May 2290%May 2210%Jul 2610%Jul 2610%Jul 810%Jul 8Jan 1100%Jan 1100%very 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 Singleton should appear around July 29, only rarely appearing before July 25 or after August 4.

Growing Degree Days

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 3.3 months, from November 4 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 30, with an average of 7.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 3 to August 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 16, with an average of 2.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SingletonbrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhDec 307.8 kWhDec 307.8 kWhJun 162.7 kWhJun 162.7 kWhFeb 146.8 kWhFeb 146.8 kWhMay 33.7 kWhMay 33.7 kWhAug 73.7 kWhAug 73.7 kWh
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 Singleton are -32.567 deg latitude, 151.166 deg longitude, and 164 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Singleton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 344 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 163 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,066 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,338 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Singleton is covered by trees (33%), cropland (31%), artificial surfaces (23%), and sparse vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (42%) and trees (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (74%) and sparse vegetation (13%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Singleton, 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 Singleton.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Newcastle Airport (70%, 68 kilometers, east) and Richmond (30%, 121 kilometers, south).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.