Climate in Adelaide (South Australia), Australia

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Adelaide, Australia.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Adelaide (South Australia)

TUE Apr 13
22°C | 17°C

Partly cloudy

WED Apr 14
18°C | 16°C

Patchy rain possible

THU Apr 15
18°C | 14°C

Patchy rain possible

The best time of year to visit Adelaide in Australia

With a Mediterranean climate Adelaide generally has mild and wet winters. Summers are warm and dry. It is the driest of all the Australian capital cities. In summer (December to February) the average maximum is around 29 degrees Celsius (84 °Fahrenheit), but there is considerable variation. In winter (June to August) the average maximum is around 15–16 degrees Celsius (59–61 °Fahrenheit) and the average minimum around 7–8 °Celsius (45–46 °Fahrenheit). Spring (September to November) is full with colour. Flowers bloom and the wildlife flourishes.

Sea temperatures around Adelaide are lower than those around Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. Most people find summers in Adelaide more pleasant than those in Sydney, Brisbane or Perth. These cities have higher humidities; Adelaide enjoys the lowest humidities of any Australian city.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of April, October and November you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the warmest month(s) are January and February.
  • The months of June and July have a high chance of precipitation.
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 29°C (84°F).

  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 15°C (59°F).
  • June is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • February is the driest month.
  • January is the most sunny month.
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