The best times to visit Port Lincoln for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 20th


September 24th to December 2nd

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



Other Port Lincoln Travel Info

Weather in Port Lincoln


Average temperatures in Port Lincoln 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 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 Port Lincoln, 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 100.4°F (38°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.7°F (21.5°C) at night.

Port Lincoln Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Port Lincoln 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.

Port Lincoln Perceived Temperature (F)


Port Lincoln Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Port Lincoln 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 97.9 84.3 69.3
Feb 93.4 80.4 67.2
Mar 86.7 74.6 61.9
Apr 78.4 66.6 54.6
May 69.9 58.6 47.1
Jun 62.6 52.1 41.1
Jul 62.6 51.7 39.7
Aug 66.9 54.8 41.2
Sep 75.3 62.3 47.3
Oct 82.1 68.7 53.2
Nov 87.6 74.5 59.6
Dec 91.6 78.3 62.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 36.6 29.1 20.7
Feb 34.1 26.9 19.6
Mar 30.4 23.7 16.6
Apr 25.8 19.2 12.6
May 21.1 14.8 8.4
Jun 17 11.2 5.1
Jul 17 10.9 4.3
Aug 19.4 12.7 5.1
Sep 24.1 16.8 8.5
Oct 27.8 20.4 11.8
Nov 30.9 23.6 15.3
Dec 33.1 25.7 17.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Lincoln are September, October, and then January. 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 May. For example, on the week of May 7th 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Port Lincoln? 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 Lincoln.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.8
Feb 9% 0 1.8
Mar 5% 0 0.8
Apr 7% 0 1.1
May 6% 0 0.7
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 6% 0 0.6
Aug 5% 0 0.6
Sep 3% 0 0.8
Oct 4% 0 0.4
Nov 6% 0 0.9
Dec 5% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 2
Feb 9 0 4.6
Mar 5 0 2
Apr 7 0 2.8
May 6 0 1.8
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 6 0 1.5
Aug 5 0 1.5
Sep 3 0 2
Oct 4 0 1
Nov 6 0 2.3
Dec 5 0 2


Humidity and Wind

Port Lincoln has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (20.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (57.2%).

Wind in Port Lincoln is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and September. January’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (12 MPH or 19.3 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 10.4 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Feb 9.6 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Mar 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
May 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jun 7 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Jul 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Aug 8 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Sep 9.9 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Oct 9.6 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Nov 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Dec 9.9 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 20.1%
Feb 28.2%
Mar 32%
Apr 37.5%
May 47.1%
Jun 57.2%
Jul 51.2%
Aug 42.7%
Sep 31.4%
Oct 26.5%
Nov 26.8%
Dec 23.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Port Lincoln?

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 Lincoln, 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 Port Lincoln 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 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 Port Lincoln Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 65.2°F (18.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Port Lincoln, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Port Lincoln to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 100.4°F (38°C) and 89.2°F (31.8°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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