The best times to visit South Australia for ideal weather are
October 22nd to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
South Australia Travel Guide
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Weather in South Australia
Average temperatures in South Australia vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout 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 South Australia, 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 76.9°F (24.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.7°F (12.1°C) at night.
South Australia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
South Australia 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.
South Australia Perceived Temperature (F)
South Australia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average South Australia 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 South Australia 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 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 early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in South Australia? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in South Australia is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 South Australia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Australia (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
South Australia has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (46.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (70.3%).
Wind in South Australia is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.2 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 February 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 South Australia.
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||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.6||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|May||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.3||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.9||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to South Australia?
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 South Australia, 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 South Australia 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 South Australia Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 64.6°F (18.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in South Australia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 67.2°F (19.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 somewhat cool this time of year in South Australia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 71.8°F (22.1°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.