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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Lismore Australia

In Lismore, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are short and cool; and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 85°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 91°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lismore for warm-weather activities is from early October to mid April.

Climate in Lismore

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

The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 26 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest month of the year in Lismore is January, with an average high of 84°F and low of 68°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from May 27 to August 23, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest month of the year in Lismore is July, with an average low of 47°F and high of 67°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Lismore

Average High and Low Temperature in LismorewarmwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJul 2968°FJul 2968°FJan 1785°FJan 1785°F46°F46°F69°F69°FNov 2681°FNov 2681°FMar 1581°FMar 1581°FMay 2770°FMay 2770°F64°F64°F65°F65°F53°F53°F49°F49°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 84°F83°F81°F77°F72°F68°F67°F70°F74°F78°F80°F83°F
Temp. 76°F75°F72°F67°F62°F57°F56°F58°F63°F68°F71°F74°F
Low 68°F68°F65°F60°F54°F49°F47°F48°F53°F59°F63°F66°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 Lismore

Average Hourly Temperature in LismoreJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarm
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.

Tafí Viejo, Argentina (7,836 miles away); Três Coroas, Brazil (8,114 miles); and Al Bahah, Saudi Arabia (8,168 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Lismore (view comparison).

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In Lismore, 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 Lismore begins around June 24 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around October 16.

The clearest month of the year in Lismore is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 24.

The cloudiest month of the year in Lismore is December, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Lismore

Cloud Cover Categories in LismoreclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 1387%Aug 1387%Dec 1367%Dec 1367%Jun 2477%Jun 2477%Oct 1677%Oct 1677%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 30%29%24%27%30%27%19%14%15%24%32%32%
Clearer 70%71%76%73%70%73%81%86%85%76%68%68%

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

The wetter season lasts 7.1 months, from October 26 to May 30, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Lismore is February, with an average of 11.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.9 months, from May 30 to October 26. The month with the fewest wet days in Lismore is August, with an average of 5.0 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 Lismore is February, with an average of 11.8 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 43% on February 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Lismore

Daily Chance of Precipitation in LismorewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 2043%Feb 2043%Jul 3012%Jul 3012%Jan 134%Jan 134%Oct 2628%Oct 2628%May 3028%May 3028%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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 11.0d11.8d12.0d10.3d9.4d7.4d5.1d5.0d4.8d7.2d9.8d11.2d

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. Lismore experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Lismore. The month with the most rain in Lismore is February, with an average rainfall of 6.1 inches.

The month with the least rain in Lismore is September, with an average rainfall of 1.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Lismore

Average Monthly Rainfall in LismoreJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 inFeb 136.1 inFeb 136.1 inAug 21.5 inAug 21.5 inSep 221.6 inSep 221.6 inNowNow
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 5.2″6.1″5.1″4.6″4.2″3.1″1.9″1.6″1.6″2.5″3.7″4.3″

The length of the day in Lismore varies over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Lismore

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in LismoreJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2312 hr, 6 minSep 2313 hr, 59 minDec 2213 hr, 59 minDec 2212 hr, 8 minMar 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2110 hr, 18 minJun 2110 hr, 18 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 13.7h13.1h12.2h11.4h10.7h10.3h10.5h11.1h11.9h12.8h13.6h14.0h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on October 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 6:57 AM on April 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:56 PM on June 10, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 53 minutes later at 7:49 PM on January 11.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lismore during 2022, starting in the spring on October 2 and ending in the fall on April 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Lismore

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in LismoreJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 15:26 AMOct 15:26 AM7:49 PMJan 117:49 PMJan 11Jun 104:56 PMJun 104:56 PM6:57 AMApr 26:57 AMApr 2DSTApr 3DSTApr 3Oct 2DSTOct 2DSTdaynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2022. 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 key lunar data for 2022. 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 Lismore

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.

Lismore experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from November 7 to April 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 15% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Lismore is January, with 17.3 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Lismore is July, with 0.1 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Lismore

Humidity Comfort Levels in LismoremuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 10%Aug 10%Feb 462%Feb 462%Nov 715%Nov 715%Apr 1415%Apr 1415%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrycomfortablecomfortable
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 17.3d16.2d12.1d4.4d1.3d0.1d0.1d0.1d0.4d1.9d6.5d12.6d

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 Lismore experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from September 17 to March 16, with average wind speeds of more than 9.3 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Lismore is November, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from March 16 to September 17. The calmest month of the year in Lismore is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Lismore

Average Wind Speed in LismorewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphNov 2610.2 mphNov 2610.2 mphApr 298.3 mphApr 298.3 mphSep 179.3 mphSep 179.3 mphMar 169.3 mphMar 169.3 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) 9.99.89.28.58.48.58.68.79.29.910.210.0

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

The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 months, from March 28 to August 28, with a peak percentage of 46% on April 29. The wind is most often from the north for 4.0 months, from August 28 to December 29, with a peak percentage of 43% on December 11. The wind is most often from the east for 3.0 months, from December 29 to March 28, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Lismore

Wind Direction in LismoreESNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Lismore 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 3.4 months, from December 29 to April 11, with an average temperature above 77°F. The month of the year in Lismore with the warmest water is February, with an average temperature of 79°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from June 26 to October 12, with an average temperature below 71°F. The month of the year in Lismore with the coolest water is August, with an average temperature of 69°F.

Average Water Temperature in Lismore

Average Water Temperature in LismorewarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°FFeb 1679°FFeb 1679°F69°FAug 1369°FAug 13Dec 2977°FDec 2977°FApr 1177°FApr 1177°FJun 2671°FJun 2671°FOct 1271°FOct 1271°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 78°F79°F78°F76°F74°F72°F70°F69°F70°F71°F74°F76°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lismore 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 Lismore for general outdoor tourist activities is from early October to mid April, with a peak score in the second week of March.

Tourism Score in Lismore

Tourism Score in Lismorebest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.57.52.42.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Lismore for hot-weather activities is from late December to mid February, with a peak score in the third week of January.

Beach/Pool Score in Lismore

Beach/Pool Score in Lismorebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.85.80.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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.

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).

Temperatures in Lismore are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Lismoregrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Jul 2390%Jul 2390%Jun 2290%Jun 2286%Jul 986%Jul 9Jan 6100%Jan 6100%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.

Growing Degree Days in Lismore

Growing Degree Days in LismoreJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FJul 1490°FJul 1490°FSep 30900°FSep 30900°FNov 171,800°FNov 171,800°FJun 306,152°FJun 306,152°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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 27 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Lismore is December, with an average of 7.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 2 to August 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Lismore is June, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Lismore

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in LismorebrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJan 17.6 kWhJan 17.6 kWhJun 153.1 kWhJun 153.1 kWhOct 276.7 kWhOct 276.7 kWhMay 24.0 kWhMay 24.0 kWhAug 34.0 kWhAug 34.0 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) 7.46.75.94.63.63.23.54.55.76.57.17.5

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lismore are -28.814 deg latitude, 153.277 deg longitude, and 36 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lismore contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 469 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 100 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (965 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,980 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lismore is covered by trees (81%) and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by trees (74%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (56%) and water (33%).

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

At a distance of 76 kilometers from Lismore, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Lismore according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

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.

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