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Average Weather at Telfer Airport Australia

At Telfer Airport, the summers are long, sweltering, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, comfortable, dry, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 53°F to 104°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 111°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Telfer Airport for hot-weather activities is from late September to early December.

Climate Summary

swelteringhotwarmhotswelteringJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec91%91%39%39%clearovercastprecipitation: 3.9 inprecipitation: 3.9 in0.1 in0.1 inmuggy: 43%muggy: 43%0%0%drydrybeach/pool score: 8.3beach/pool score: 8.31.61.6
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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.6 months, from October 18 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature above 98°F. The hottest day of the year is January 3, with an average high of 104°F and low of 81°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from May 24 to August 12, with an average daily high temperature below 82°F. The coldest day of the year is July 5, with an average low of 53°F and high of 76°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 at Telfer AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoolcoolwarmhothothotswelteringswelteringhotcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Hyderabad, Pakistan (4,866 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Telfer Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Telfer Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Telfer Airport begins around April 26 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around December 15. On September 14, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 15 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around April 26. On January 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 61% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Telfer AirportclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 1491%Sep 1491%Jan 3039%Jan 3039%Apr 2665%Apr 2665%Dec 1565%Dec 1565%clearovercastpartly cloudymostly clear
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 at Telfer Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.9 months, from December 19 to March 16, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on February 14.

The drier season lasts 9.1 months, from March 16 to December 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on October 1.

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 23% on February 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Telfer AirportwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 1423%Feb 1423%Oct 11%Oct 11%Jan 113%Jan 113%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. Telfer Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from November 14 to June 20, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 20 to November 14. The least rain falls around September 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 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 at Telfer Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 48 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Telfer AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2313 hr, 28 minDec 2213 hr, 28 minDec 2212 hr, 8 minMar 2112 hr, 8 minMar 2110 hr, 48 minJun 2110 hr, 48 minJun 21daydaynight
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 4:59 AM on November 29, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 6:30 AM on July 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on June 7, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 24 minutes later at 6:39 PM on January 15.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Telfer Airport during 2019.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Telfer AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 294:59 AMNov 294:59 AM6:39 PMJan 156:39 PMJan 15Jun 75:15 PMJun 75:15 PM6:30 AMJul 56:30 AMJul 5daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

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.

Telfer Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from December 3 to April 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 11% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 14, with muggy conditions 43% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is September 16, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Telfer AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 160%Sep 160%Feb 1443%Feb 1443%Dec 311%Dec 311%Apr 611%Apr 611%muggymuggydrydryoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortable
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 at Telfer Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from September 19 to December 31, with average wind speeds of more than 10.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from December 31 to September 19. The calmest day of the year is April 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Telfer AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphNov 210.6 mphNov 210.6 mphApr 229.5 mphApr 229.5 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 at Telfer Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 months, from September 19 to December 17, with a peak percentage of 38% on November 20. The wind is most often from the east for 9.1 months, from December 17 to September 19, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Telfer AirportEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorthsouth
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 at Telfer Airport 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 times of year to visit Telfer Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are for the entire month of May and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Telfer Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.48.43.73.77.77.76.26.2 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstourism 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 Telfer Airport for hot-weather activities is from late September to early December, with a peak score in the last week of October.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Telfer Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.38.31.61.67.07.05.65.6 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).

Temperatures at Telfer Airport 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Telfer AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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

Growing Degree Days at Telfer AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F2,000°F4,000°F6,000°F8,000°F10,000°FJul 790°FJul 790°FAug 24900°FAug 24900°FJun 309,994°FJun 309,994°F
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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from October 5 to January 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 18, with an average of 8.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from May 1 to July 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 10, with an average of 4.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Telfer AirportbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhNov 188.3 kWhNov 188.3 kWhJun 104.5 kWhJun 104.5 kWhOct 57.5 kWhOct 57.5 kWhJan 127.5 kWhJan 127.5 kWhJul 305.2 kWhJul 305.2 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 Telfer Airport are -21.715 deg latitude, 122.229 deg longitude, and 961 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Telfer Airport contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 623 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 965 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (738 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,220 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Telfer Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (97%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (96%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (96%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Telfer Airport, 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

Telfer Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.

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.