The best times to visit Mawson Lakes for ideal weather are

February 19th to April 29th


October 8th to December 23rd

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



Other Mawson Lakes Travel Info

Weather in Mawson Lakes


Average temperatures in Mawson Lakes vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th 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 Mawson Lakes, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63°F (17.2°C) at night.

Mawson Lakes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Mawson Lakes 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.

Mawson Lakes Perceived Temperature (F)


Mawson Lakes Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Mawson Lakes 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 88.5 74.6 60.7
Feb 88.1 74.3 60.6
Mar 81.9 69.5 56.9
Apr 74.8 63.3 51.2
May 67.1 57.6 47.8
Jun 61 52.2 42.3
Jul 59.9 51.3 41.6
Aug 62.5 52.7 41.9
Sep 69 57.7 45.3
Oct 75.6 62.7 48.5
Nov 82.1 68.3 54.3
Dec 83.9 71.1 57.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.4 23.7 15.9
Feb 31.2 23.5 15.9
Mar 27.7 20.8 13.8
Apr 23.8 17.4 10.7
May 19.5 14.2 8.8
Jun 16.1 11.2 5.7
Jul 15.5 10.7 5.3
Aug 16.9 11.5 5.5
Sep 20.6 14.3 7.4
Oct 24.2 17.1 9.2
Nov 27.8 20.2 12.4
Dec 28.8 21.7 14.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mawson Lakes 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 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 to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Mawson Lakes? 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 Mawson Lakes.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mawson Lakes (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 0 0.8
Feb 4% 0 0.8
Mar 6% 0 1.1
Apr 12% 0 1.7
May 19% 0 2.1
Jun 15% 0 1.6
Jul 22% 0 2.4
Aug 23% 0 1.8
Sep 15% 0 1.5
Oct 7% 0 0.7
Nov 8% 0 0.6
Dec 8% 0 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 0 2
Feb 4 0 2
Mar 6 0 2.8
Apr 12 0 4.3
May 19 0 5.3
Jun 15 0 4.1
Jul 22 0 6.1
Aug 23 0 4.6
Sep 15 0 3.8
Oct 7 0 1.8
Nov 8 0 1.5
Dec 8 0 2.5


Humidity and Wind

Mawson Lakes has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (35% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (70.5%).

Wind in Mawson Lakes is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and September. December’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.5 MPH or 16.9 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 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mawson Lakes.

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 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Feb 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
May 6.7 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7.8 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Aug 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Sep 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Oct 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Nov 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Dec 9.1 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 35%
Feb 35.9%
Mar 42.8%
Apr 49.7%
May 62.6%
Jun 70.5%
Jul 70.1%
Aug 66.7%
Sep 53%
Oct 43.6%
Nov 38.6%
Dec 37.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Mawson Lakes?

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 Mawson Lakes, 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 Mawson Lakes 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 slightly 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 Mawson Lakes Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 63.7°F (17.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 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 Mawson Lakes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 66.6°F (19.2°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 Mawson Lakes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 81.8°F (27.7°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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