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.



Other South Australia Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.3 63.8 52.4
Feb 75.8 63.6 52.8
Mar 72.7 61.1 50.4
Apr 68.8 58.1 48
May 65.4 56 47.2
Jun 61.9 53.3 45
Jul 61.6 53 44.5
Aug 63.5 54 44.6
Sep 67.2 56.5 45.7
Oct 70.1 58.5 47.1
Nov 72.7 60.9 49.5
Dec 73.9 62.4 50.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.6 17.7 11.3
Feb 24.3 17.6 11.6
Mar 22.6 16.2 10.2
Apr 20.4 14.5 8.9
May 18.6 13.3 8.4
Jun 16.6 11.8 7.2
Jul 16.4 11.7 6.9
Aug 17.5 12.2 7
Sep 19.6 13.6 7.6
Oct 21.2 14.7 8.4
Nov 22.6 16.1 9.7
Dec 23.3 16.9 10.4



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Australia (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 6.7 0.6
Feb 4% 4 0.7
Mar 6% 4.4 0.8
Apr 9% 0 1.2
May 12% 0 1.4
Jun 14% 0 1.6
Jul 17% 0 1.9
Aug 15% 0 1.5
Sep 10% 0 1.2
Oct 6% 0 0.7
Nov 7% 0 0.8
Dec 6% 0.9 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 17 1.5
Feb 4 10.2 1.8
Mar 6 11.2 2
Apr 9 0 3
May 12 0 3.6
Jun 14 0 4.1
Jul 17 0 4.8
Aug 15 0 3.8
Sep 10 0 3
Oct 6 0 1.8
Nov 7 0 2
Dec 6 2.3 2.3


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.

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 9.8 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
Jan 46.7%
Feb 49.1%
Mar 52.2%
Apr 56.8%
May 65.3%
Jun 70.3%
Jul 69.1%
Aug 65.2%
Sep 56.9%
Oct 51.5%
Nov 49.5%
Dec 48.4%


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

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 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.


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