The best times to visit McLaren Vale for ideal weather are
October 1st to May 13th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
McLaren Vale Travel Guide
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Weather in McLaren Vale
Average temperatures in McLaren Vale vary somewhat. 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 more temperate than most — in the 70th 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 McLaren Vale, 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 86.1°F (30.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.6°F (17.6°C) at night.
McLaren Vale Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
McLaren Vale 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.
McLaren Vale Perceived Temperature (F)
McLaren Vale Perceived Temperature (C)
Average McLaren Vale 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 McLaren Vale are January, February, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th 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 McLaren Vale? 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 McLaren Vale.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in McLaren Vale (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
McLaren Vale has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (39.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (64.8%).
Wind in McLaren Vale is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.2 MPH or 18.1 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 early January 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 McLaren Vale.
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||9.8||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.7||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.3||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.5||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||7.2||Gentle breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.2||Gentle breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.1||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.2||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.5||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.6||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.8||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to McLaren Vale?
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 McLaren Vale, 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 McLaren Vale 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 McLaren Vale Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.1°F (27.3°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°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 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in McLaren Vale, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 64.9°F (18.3°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 McLaren Vale to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 78°F (25.6°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.