Average Weather at Hobart Airport Australia
At Hobart Airport, the summers are comfortable, the winters are cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 71°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 82°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Hobart Airport for warm-weather activities is from early January to early March.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 12 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is January 25, with an average high of 71°F and low of 56°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from May 28 to August 30, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is July 11, with an average low of 42°F and high of 54°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
At Hobart Airport, 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 at Hobart Airport begins around December 9 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around April 10. On February 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 10 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around December 9. On May 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% 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 at Hobart Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from June 13 to November 18, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on October 2.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from November 18 to June 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on January 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 32% on October 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. Hobart Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Hobart Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 11, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The least rain falls around May 10, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Hobart Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 15 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:24 AM on December 10, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 17 minutes later at 7:41 AM on June 28. The earliest sunset is at 4:41 PM on June 15, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 10 minutes later at 8:51 PM on January 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Hobart Airport 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
The perceived humidity level at Hobart Airport, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Hobart Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from July 31 to November 3, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from November 3 to July 31. The calmest day of the year is April 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Hobart Airport is from the west throughout the year.
Hobart Airport 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 2.8 months, from January 11 to April 5, with an average temperature above 60°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 62°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.2 months, from June 22 to October 28, with an average temperature below 55°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 22, with an average temperature of 53°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Hobart 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 time of year to visit Hobart Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early January to early March, with a peak score in the second week of February.
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 Hobart Airport for hot-weather activities is from late January to late February, with a peak score in the second week of February.
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.
Temperatures at Hobart 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
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 9 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 4, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 26 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hobart Airport are -42.836 deg latitude, 147.510 deg longitude, and 13 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hobart Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 20 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,785 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,652 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hobart Airport is covered by water (40%), trees (27%), artificial surfaces (17%), and sparse vegetation (10%), within 10 miles by water (31%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and water (39%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Hobart 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
Hobart 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.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .