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Maslin Beach, South Australia, Australia. Author Vmenkov. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Maslin Beach, South Australia, Australia. Author Vmenkov

South Australia climate: when to go to South Australia

South Australia is the driest state in Australia, much of the region is composed of semi-arid territory. South Australia presents various types of weather, climate, ranging from desertic in the north of the state to the mild Mediterranean climate of the coast. Along the coast there are well-marked seasons, summers (from December to February) are warm and dry, while winters are cold and wet, the two intermediate seasons have a mild and pleasant climate.

The average maximum temperature in Adelaide, ranging between 28°C in February and 15°C in July, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 16°C in February to 7°C in July. The rain falls mainly between May and September, the average annual rainfall is 450 mm.

In the desert area of the state, rains are rare and temperatures reach high levels, are also high the temperature ranges between day and night. In Coober Pedy maximum average temperatures vary between 36°C in January and 18°C in July, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 20°C in January to 6°C in July, the average annual rainfall is 150 mm.

The sea water temperature varies between 19 ° C in the summer months and 14 ° C during the winter months.

WHEN TO GO SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Any time of year is good for a trip in South Australia, but the warmer months between October and April are certainly the best.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CLIMATE TABLES

ADELAIDE (48 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 17,1 29,3 19,0 4,4
February 17,2 29,4 13,5 3,6
March 15,3 26,4 27,2 5,8
April 12,4 22,7 39,6 8,0
May 10,2 18,9 59,9 12,1
June 8,1 16,1 79,3 14,9
July 7,5 15,3 75,9 16,3
August 8,2 16,6 69,2 16,6
September 9,7 19,0 58,7 13,4
October 11,5 21,8 42,8 10,2
November 14,1 25,2 30,2 8,2
December 15,6 27,0 28,6 7,0
YEAR 12,2 22,3 544,9 120,5
ADELAIDE
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 19
February 19
March 19
April 18
May 17
June 16
July 15
August 14
September 14
October 15
November 16
December 17

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