Average Weather in Clarence Town Australia
In Clarence Town, the summers are warm and wet, the winters are short and cold, and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 85°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Clarence Town for warm-weather activities is from early December to late March.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 25 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is January 16, with an average high of 85°F and low of 64°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from May 26 to August 21, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is July 30, with an average low of 42°F and high of 63°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Clarence Town, 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 Clarence Town begins around July 1 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around October 14. On August 12, 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 14 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around July 1. On November 20, 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
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Clarence Town varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.8 months, from October 24 to June 18, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on February 2.
The drier season lasts 4.2 months, from June 18 to October 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% 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 33% on February 2.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Clarence Town experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Clarence Town. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 10, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.
The least rain falls around August 25, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Clarence Town varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, 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 earliest sunrise is at 5:24 AM on October 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 39 minutes later at 7:03 AM on March 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:53 PM on June 12, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:04 PM on January 9.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Clarence Town during 2018, starting in the spring on October 7 and ending in the fall on April 1.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Clarence Town experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 27 to April 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 10% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 7, with muggy conditions 39% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is August 23, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Clarence Town experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from June 1 to March 3, with average wind speeds of more than 5.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.0 months, from March 3 to June 1. The calmest day of the year is April 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Clarence Town varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.4 weeks, from April 10 to May 4, with a peak percentage of 32% on April 22. The wind is most often from the west for 5.2 months, from May 4 to October 11, with a peak percentage of 56% on July 3. The wind is most often from the east for 5.7 months, from October 18 to April 10, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
Clarence Town 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 2 to April 17, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 17, with an average temperature of 74°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.8 months, from June 27 to October 20, with an average temperature below 67°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 22, with an average temperature of 65°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Clarence Town 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 Clarence Town for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to late March, with a peak score in the third week of January.
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 Clarence Town for hot-weather activities is from early January to mid February, with a peak score in the third week of January.
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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Clarence Town over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is July 16, with a 61% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Clarence Town should appear around July 27, only rarely appearing before July 22 or after August 2.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.2 months, from November 6 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is December 30, with an average of 7.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 1 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Clarence Town are -32.584 deg latitude, 151.778 deg longitude, and 121 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Clarence Town contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 741 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 111 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,207 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,335 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Clarence Town is covered by trees (75%), artificial surfaces (14%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (84%) and cropland (10%), and within 50 miles by trees (60%) and water (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Clarence Town, 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 Clarence Town.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Clarence Town 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 Clarence Town is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Clarence Town and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .