Phillip Island Weather

Australia is a big continent with climate varying from area to area.

There are arid regions but also tropical regions.

Phillip Island weather is determined by it's location in the south east of Australia, which is classified as a temperate climate, i.e warm summers, cool winters.

Cloud formation over Phillip Island

Remember being in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite those in the northern hemisphere.

Summer is from December to February, Autumn from March to May, Winter from June to August and Spring from September to November.

Sea and wind influences play an important part in the daily weather.

A southerly wind is usually cool to cold, even in summer.

This may make the southern beaches cooler than the northern beaches which are more protected.

Wind also affects waves. On the northern protected beaches waves are generally smaller - perhaps a factor in choosing which beach suits your children.

Conversely, when a warmer northerly wind blows, the southern coast is calmer.

Refer to the table below for average temperatures and rainfall for Phillip Island weather.

This information is from the weather station at Rhyll in the north east of the island.

Despite the summer averages appearing very comfortable, the isalnd has recorded temperatures of over 40°C and is often around 30°C in summer.

If you have weather information for Melbourne, Victoria, summer temperatures on Phillip Island are generally 2°C-3°C cooler in summer but minimums tend to be 1°C-2°C warmer.

If you are visiting the nightly penguin parade be sure to bring a jacket, even in summer - sometimes the evening breeze off Bass Strait can be cool or cold.

Phillip Island Temperatures & Rainfall
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High Max (°C)404237312420192625303637
Average Max (°C)242422191614131416182022
Average Min (°C)15161412119889111214
Low Min (°C)1110-2131-10-11
Average Rain (mm)302933636254557656644545


So if it’s lazing on the beach on a hot summer day or taking a bracing walk along a windswept beach, you will love Phillip Island weather!



Return to Top
Return to Home Page from Phillip Island Weather

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

     About Me     Contact Me   Site Map    Privacy Policy


Copyright 2011-2017 phillip-island-balcony.com
All Rights Reserved

Powered by Solo Build It!