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Average Weather at Kingaroy Airport Australia

At Kingaroy Airport, the summers are long, warm, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cold, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 84°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 92°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.3 months, from November 9 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is January 17, with an average high of 84°F and low of 65°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from May 26 to August 20, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is July 31, with an average low of 39°F and high of 65°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 Kingaroy AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmwarmcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Córdoba, Argentina (7,787 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Kingaroy Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Kingaroy Airport, 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 at Kingaroy Airport begins around June 18 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around October 21. On August 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 89% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 11% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 21 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around June 18. On January 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Kingaroy AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 1289%Aug 1289%Jan 1765%Jan 1765%Jun 1877%Jun 1877%Oct 2177%Oct 2177%clearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly 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 at Kingaroy Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from October 16 to March 7, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on December 23.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from March 7 to October 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on July 30.

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 December 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Kingaroy AirportwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 2332%Dec 2332%Jul 308%Jul 308%Oct 1620%Oct 1620%Mar 720%Mar 720%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. Kingaroy Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Kingaroy Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 2, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.

The least rain falls around August 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 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 Kingaroy Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 22, with 10 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Kingaroy AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2313 hr, 49 minDec 2213 hr, 49 minDec 2212 hr, 9 minMar 2112 hr, 9 minMar 2110 hr, 28 minJun 2210 hr, 28 minJun 22daydaynight
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 4:51 AM on December 1, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 50 minutes later at 6:41 AM on July 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:07 PM on June 9, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 6:50 PM on January 12.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Kingaroy AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 14:51 AMDec 14:51 AM6:50 PMJan 126:50 PMJan 12Jun 95:07 PMJun 95:07 PM6:41 AMJul 36:41 AMJul 3daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Kingaroy Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 20 to March 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 7, with muggy conditions 37% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is August 6, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Kingaroy AirportmuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 60%Aug 60%Feb 737%Feb 737%Nov 209%Nov 209%Mar 299%Mar 299%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 at Kingaroy Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 4 to March 28, with average wind speeds of more than 7.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from March 28 to October 4. The calmest day of the year is May 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Kingaroy AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mphFeb 278.2 mphFeb 278.2 mphMay 26.8 mphMay 26.8 mphOct 47.5 mphOct 47.5 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 Kingaroy Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 months, from June 14 to August 2, with a peak percentage of 36% on June 25. The wind is most often from the east for 10 months, from August 2 to June 14, with a peak percentage of 61% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Kingaroy AirportESEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthsouthwest
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 Kingaroy 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 Kingaroy Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid November to early April, with a peak score in the second week of March.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Kingaroy Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.57.51.21.2 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 Kingaroy Airport 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 at Kingaroy AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.24.20.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudsbeach/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 at Kingaroy Airport typically lasts for 10 months (304 days), from around August 17 to around June 16, rarely starting before July 28 or after September 7, and rarely ending before May 20 or after July 5.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Kingaroy Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Aug 1750%Aug 1750%Jun 1650%Jun 1690%Sep 790%Sep 790%May 2090%May 2010%Jul 2810%Jul 2810%Jul 510%Jul 5Jan 21100%Jan 21100%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 at Kingaroy Airport should appear around July 20, only rarely appearing before July 16 or after July 26.

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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 12 to February 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 1, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from May 5 to July 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 15, with an average of 3.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Kingaroy AirportbrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJan 17.6 kWhJan 17.6 kWhJun 153.6 kWhJun 153.6 kWhOct 126.8 kWhOct 126.8 kWhJul 314.4 kWhJul 314.4 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 Kingaroy Airport are -26.581 deg latitude, 151.841 deg longitude, and 1,490 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kingaroy Airport contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 495 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,483 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (938 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,576 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kingaroy Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (47%), cropland (22%), and trees (20%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (52%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (50%) and trees (35%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Kingaroy 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

Kingaroy 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.

The stations on which we may fall back are Oakey Aerodrome, Sunshine Coast Airport, and RAAF Base Amberley.

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.