Rhyll, Victoria

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Rhyll
Victoria
Beach Road, Rhyll.jpg
Beach Road, Rhyll
Rhyll is located in Bass Coast Shire
Rhyll
Rhyll
Coordinates38°27′47″S 145°18′14″E / 38.46306°S 145.30389°E / -38.46306; 145.30389Coordinates: 38°27′47″S 145°18′14″E / 38.46306°S 145.30389°E / -38.46306; 145.30389
Population568 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3923
Location140 km (87 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)Bass Coast Shire
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Monash
Localities around Rhyll:
Silverleaves
Cowes Rhyll
Wimbledon Heights

Rhyll is a small fishing town on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia. It is located in the north-east corner of the island. It is named after Rhyl, a holiday resort in Denbighshire, Wales. At the 2016 census, Rhyll had a population of 568.[1]

The first European to arrive in the area was George Bass, who landed in 1798 to make repairs to his ship. He returned in the same year with Matthew Flinders and a memorial for this landing is maintained close to Rhyll pier. A temporary British settlement called Flagstaff was established in 1826, and was settled in 1856.

The Post Office opened on 19 September 1889.[2] It operates as a central mail collection point for locals as there is no mail delivery. It is also a General Store.

There is a boat service centre, and a three lane boat ramp which is accessible 24 hours. A daily or annual ramp ticket is required to be displayed in vehicles using the ramp.

The mangrove boardwalk of the Rhyll Inlet is a haven for pelicans, black swans, gulls and straw-necked ibis. The all-tide boat ramp is equipped with barbecues, two playgrounds, tennis courts and public toilets. Rhyll contains a general store, and accommodation includes several Bed and breakfasts, and a full range of dining is available, from a local tavern and restaurant, to breakfast dining and restaurants with take-away menus, including a Fish and chip shop.

Climate[edit]

Rhyll has an oceanic climate heavily moderated by the surrounding sea, resulting in mild summers with frequent dry spells, and moderately wet and cool winters that remain within 11 °C (20 °F) from summer highs on average.

Climate data for Rhyll (1991-2017 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.2
(104.4)
42.1
(107.8)
36.8
(98.2)
31.1
(88.0)
23.6
(74.5)
19.7
(67.5)
19.3
(66.7)
25.7
(78.3)
25.1
(77.2)
30.9
(87.6)
35.5
(95.9)
38.2
(100.8)
42.1
(107.8)
Average high °C (°F) 23.8
(74.8)
24.3
(75.7)
22.6
(72.7)
19.5
(67.1)
16.3
(61.3)
13.9
(57.0)
13.3
(55.9)
14.3
(57.7)
16.1
(61.0)
18.0
(64.4)
20.2
(68.4)
21.9
(71.4)
18.7
(65.6)
Average low °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
15.9
(60.6)
14.7
(58.5)
12.6
(54.7)
10.7
(51.3)
8.9
(48.0)
8.1
(46.6)
8.4
(47.1)
9.5
(49.1)
10.6
(51.1)
12.3
(54.1)
13.8
(56.8)
11.7
(53.1)
Record low °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
0.7
(33.3)
0.8
(33.4)
0.3
(32.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
1.2
(34.2)
3.4
(38.1)
1.1
(34.0)
−1.4
(29.5)
0.3
(32.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
−1.6
(29.1)
−1.6
(29.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37.2
(1.46)
42.2
(1.66)
39.5
(1.56)
59.6
(2.35)
73.2
(2.88)
63.3
(2.49)
70.1
(2.76)
77.8
(3.06)
68.9
(2.71)
59.7
(2.35)
59.1
(2.33)
45.2
(1.78)
695.8
(27.39)
Average relative humidity (%) 61 60 60 64 70 74 73 68 66 64 61 65 65
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Rhyll". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ "Rhyll Climate Observations". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 14 February 2018.