The best times to visit Barossa Valley for ideal weather are

October 29th to April 15th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Barossa Valley Travel Info

Weather in Barossa Valley


Average temperatures in Barossa Valley vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Barossa Valley, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 89.2°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.5°F (14.7°C) at night.

Barossa Valley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Barossa Valley Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Barossa Valley Perceived Temperature (F)


Barossa Valley Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Barossa Valley Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.8 71.4 56.3
Feb 85.7 70.9 56.9
Mar 78.9 65.9 52.5
Apr 71 59.1 47.1
May 63.5 53.7 43.5
Jun 56.9 48.8 39.4
Jul 55.8 47.8 39
Aug 58.4 49.1 39.5
Sep 64.7 53.6 42.1
Oct 72.5 59.1 45.1
Nov 79 64.9 49.9
Dec 81.5 67.6 52.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.4 21.9 13.5
Feb 29.8 21.6 13.8
Mar 26.1 18.8 11.4
Apr 21.7 15.1 8.4
May 17.5 12.1 6.4
Jun 13.8 9.3 4.1
Jul 13.2 8.8 3.9
Aug 14.7 9.5 4.2
Sep 18.2 12 5.6
Oct 22.5 15.1 7.3
Nov 26.1 18.3 9.9
Dec 27.5 19.8 11.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Barossa Valley are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Barossa Valley? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Barossa Valley.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Barossa Valley (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.6
Feb 4% 0 1.1
Mar 7% 0 1.1
Apr 14% 0 1.9
May 14% 0 1.5
Jun 15% 0 1.6
Jul 22% 0 2.3
Aug 18% 0 1.8
Sep 13% 0 1.6
Oct 8% 0 0.7
Nov 10% 0 1
Dec 8% 0 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.5
Feb 4 0 2.8
Mar 7 0 2.8
Apr 14 0 4.8
May 14 0 3.8
Jun 15 0 4.1
Jul 22 0 5.8
Aug 18 0 4.6
Sep 13 0 4.1
Oct 8 0 1.8
Nov 10 0 2.5
Dec 8 0 3.6


Humidity and Wind

Barossa Valley has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (36.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (74.4%).

Wind in Barossa Valley is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by September and August. January’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late September where average top sustained speeds reach 15 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Barossa Valley.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.9 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jul 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Aug 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Sep 8.3 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 8 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 36.2%
Feb 37.2%
Mar 45.3%
Apr 55%
May 66.8%
Jun 74.4%
Jul 73.6%
Aug 69.7%
Sep 56.9%
Oct 45.4%
Nov 40%
Dec 38.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Barossa Valley?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Barossa Valley, SA, Australia is February, followed by January and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Barossa Valley in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.7 in November means 66.7% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Barossa Valley Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.9°F (27.7°C) and 59.7°F (15.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Barossa Valley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 62.3°F (16.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Barossa Valley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 78.9°F (26.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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