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Weather in Adelaide

The driest of all Australian state capitals, Adelaide offers a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot, dry summers.

Spring (September-October) is a great time to be in the city. Rainfall is rare and the weather is warm but mild. Head to the Botanic Garden to see the roses and waterlilies bloom.

Summer (December to February) is typically hot and arid, but pleasant for those who enjoy the sun. This is the time to slap on the sun cream at Glenelg and uncork some award-winning wines in the Barossa Valley. Temperatures can reach up to 29°C (84.2°F).

Autumn (March to May) is a time of mild weather and bustling activity in Adelaide. Those looking to pack out their schedule should visit the city in these months, when the place comes to life with huge events such as Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Tasting Australia.

Winter (June to August) in Adelaide is temperate but wet, with average temperatures as high as 16ºC (61ºF) and as low as 7ºC (45ºF). But with a light jacket and umbrella in hand, you’ll find the city friendly and accessible.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
Overcast
Overcast skies
18
°C
0
8
sse
80-100%
1031 mb
good
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
18
°C
0
6
se
0-20%
1031 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
22
°C
0
1
s
0-20%
1026 mb
good
Wednesday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
22
°C
0.3
13
nne
20-40%
1016 mb
moderate
Thursday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
17
°C
0.4
13
wsw
40-60%
1016 mb
good
Friday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
15
°C
2.6
11
sw
60-80%
1015 mb
good
Saturday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
13
°C
1.4
12
ssw
0-20%
1022 mb
moderate
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Last updated: 2018-09-24 01:16:07
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Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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