The best times to visit Coonawarra Wine Region for ideal weather are
October 15th to April 22nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Coonawarra Wine Region Travel Guide
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Weather in Coonawarra Wine Region
Average temperatures in Coonawarra Wine Region vary somewhat. 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 45th 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 Coonawarra Wine Region, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 86.4°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.4°F (13°C) at night.
Coonawarra Wine Region Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Coonawarra Wine Region Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Coonawarra Wine Region Perceived Temperature (F)
Coonawarra Wine Region Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Coonawarra Wine Region 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Coonawarra Wine Region are February, January, and then November. 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 early August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.
When can you find snow in Coonawarra Wine Region? 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 Coonawarra Wine Region.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Coonawarra Wine Region (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Coonawarra Wine Region has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (46.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (77.8%).
Wind in Coonawarra Wine Region is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by August and January. September’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 16 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 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Coonawarra Wine Region.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.7||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|May||6.6||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7||Gentle breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.7||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.5||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.6||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.1||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.7||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Coonawarra Wine Region?
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 Coonawarra Wine Region, 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 Coonawarra Wine Region 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
Overall Coonawarra Wine Region Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 60.5°F (15.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 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 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Coonawarra Wine Region, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 76.7°F (24.8°C) and 62.2°F (16.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 5 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 Coonawarra Wine Region to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.