Weather, climate and temperatures in South Australia. A southern central state of Australia, South Australia has a varied, but mostly hot climate. The weather in South Australia is normally hot and dry in summer, and pleasantly warm in spring and autumn. Inland from the coast, South Australia can be very hot during the day and very cold during the night.

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Image Source: South Australian Tourism Commission. Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island
© Chris Otto/SATC

The South Australia climate differs greatly, with a range of climatic zones.

Adelaide and along the coast boasts a Mediterranean climate, experiencing very hot weather between December and February, with very pleasant weather in spring and autumn perfect for enjoying the great Australian outdoors. Winter is the coolest and wettest season (June to August).

Away from the coast and especially in the north of South Australia, it can be searingly hot during the day in summer and freezing at night. One of the hottest places in the area is Coober Pedy, 863 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, reaching temperatures of up to 50°C.

South Australia Main Centre Temperatures

Adelaide

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High °C 29 29 26 23 19 16 15 17 19 22 25 27
Low °C 17 17 15 12 10 8 7 8 10 11 14 15
High °F 85 85 79 73 66 61 59 62 66 71 77 81
Low °F 63 63 59 54 50 47 45 47 49 52 57 60
Rainfall mm 19 12 25 41 60 80 76 67 60 44 32 28
Rainy Days 3 2 3 5 9 11 12 12 9 7 5 4
Hours Sunshine 325 285 270 216 167 138 149 189 204 257 273 294

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