The best times to visit Coober Pedy for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 27th

or

August 27th to November 4th

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

 

 


Other Coober Pedy Travel Info

Weather in Coober Pedy

Temperature

Average temperatures in Coober Pedy vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th 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 Coober Pedy, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 101.1°F (38.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.6°F (22°C) at night.

Coober Pedy Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Coober Pedy Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Coober Pedy Perceived Temperature (F)

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Coober Pedy Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Coober Pedy 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan99.28670.9
Feb96.383.669.8
Mar88.976.863.6
Apr80.66956.6
May71.760.549.2
Jun64.653.942.9
Jul65.553.942
Aug7158.144.3
Sep79.265.650
Oct86.272.256.8
Nov9177.762.9
Dec94.581.366

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan37.33021.6
Feb35.728.721
Mar31.624.917.6
Apr2720.613.7
May22.115.89.6
Jun18.112.26.1
Jul18.612.25.6
Aug21.714.56.8
Sep26.218.710
Oct30.122.313.8
Nov32.825.417.2
Dec34.727.418.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Coober Pedy are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

When can you find snow in Coober Pedy? 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 Coober Pedy.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Coober Pedy (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan3%00.6
Feb5%00.8
Mar4%00.5
Apr6%01.2
May5%00.8
Jun1%00.1
Jul1%00.1
Aug1%00.2
Sep1%00.2
Oct5%00.4
Nov6%00.6
Dec5%00.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan301.5
Feb502
Mar401.3
Apr603
May502
Jun100.3
Jul100.3
Aug100.5
Sep100.5
Oct501
Nov601.5
Dec502

 

Humidity and Wind

Coober Pedy has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is January (16% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (48.6%).

Wind in Coober Pedy is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by October and November. January’s average wind speed of around 12.2 knots (14.1 MPH or 22.7 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 20.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Coober Pedy.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan12.2Significant breeze18.4Strong breeze
Feb11.4Significant breeze17.7Strong breeze
Mar11.2Significant breeze16.7Strong breeze
Apr9.9Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
May9.3Gentle breeze14Strong breeze
Jun9.1Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
Jul9.9Gentle breeze15.2Strong breeze
Aug10.4Gentle breeze16.1Significant breeze
Sep11.6Significant breeze19.3Strong breeze
Oct12.2Significant breeze18.9Strong breeze
Nov12Significant breeze18.8Strong breeze
Dec11.8Significant breeze18.7Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan16%
Feb20.9%
Mar25%
Apr30.3%
May41.5%
Jun48.6%
Jul40.8%
Aug29.4%
Sep21.5%
Oct18.8%
Nov18.6%
Dec18.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Coober Pedy?

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 Coober Pedy, SA, Australia is January, followed by May and February. 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 Coober Pedy in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 70.4 in October means 70.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Coober Pedy Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.4°F (33.6°C) and 66.1°F (18.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Coober Pedy, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 93.3°F (34.1°C) and 75.6°F (24.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Coober Pedy to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 101.1°F (38.4°C) and 92.3°F (33.5°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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