The best times to visit Port Augusta for ideal weather are

April 30th to September 9th

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

 

 


Other Port Augusta Travel Info

Weather in Port Augusta

Temperature

Average temperatures in Port Augusta vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot 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 Port Augusta, the hottest months are November, December, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early November where highs are regularly around 101.6°F (38.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 85.8°F (29.9°C) at night.

Port Augusta Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Port Augusta 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.

Port Augusta Perceived Temperature (F)

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Port Augusta Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Port Augusta 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)
Jan9486.778.5
Feb94.786.776.1
Mar93.686.278.2
Apr89.480.769.5
May85.376.665.8
Jun78.969.859.4
Jul79.268.757.2
Aug82.572.160
Sep92.28372.1
Oct98.28978.8
Nov98.991.682.1
Dec98.390.280.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan34.430.425.8
Feb34.830.424.5
Mar34.230.125.7
Apr31.927.120.8
May29.624.818.8
Jun26.12115.2
Jul26.220.414
Aug28.122.315.6
Sep33.428.322.3
Oct36.831.726
Nov37.233.127.8
Dec36.832.326.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Augusta are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Port Augusta? 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 Port Augusta.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Augusta (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan35%07.7
Feb24%06.2
Mar19%04.2
Apr2%00.5
May4%00.3
Jun1%00.1
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep0%00
Oct9%01.8
Nov13%02.1
Dec17%02.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan35019.6
Feb24015.7
Mar19010.7
Apr201.3
May400.8
Jun100.3
Jul000
Aug000
Sep000
Oct904.6
Nov1305.3
Dec1707.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Port Augusta has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (16.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (53.9%).

Wind in Port Augusta is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 10.3 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.1 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 mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 17.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Augusta.

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Wind

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

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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
Jan5.8Light breeze8.9Gentle breeze
Feb5.1Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
Mar4.9Light breeze7.3Gentle breeze
Apr8.1Gentle breeze12Significant breeze
May8Gentle breeze11.7Gentle breeze
Jun8.9Gentle breeze12.3Significant breeze
Jul10.3Gentle breeze14.1Gentle breeze
Aug9.2Gentle breeze13Significant breeze
Sep7.3Gentle breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Oct7.5Gentle breeze11.2Significant breeze
Nov5.8Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze
Dec5.6Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan53.9%
Feb48.7%
Mar46.2%
Apr36.6%
May35.5%
Jun41.4%
Jul36.6%
Aug20.9%
Sep16.7%
Oct18.4%
Nov29.3%
Dec36.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Port Augusta?

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 Port Augusta, SA, Australia is July, followed by September 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 Port Augusta in December. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.3 in December means 58.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Port Augusta Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.8°F (35.4°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Port Augusta, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 100.2°F (37.9°C) and 89.7°F (32.1°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat warm this time of year in Port Augusta to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 101.6°F (38.7°C) and 91.1°F (32.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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