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The climate of South Australia (Australia)
South Australia is an area in the centre of southern Australia. This area is also known as the great emptiness. This desert area mainly consists of rocks and sand. The flying doctors series were filmed in the inlands of South Australia. There are many beautiful views and a vast outback. The original Aborigine culture can still be found here. This part of South Australia has a desert climate. In some areas temperatures can get so high that its inhabitants decided to live underground. Summers are hot. However, it can get very cold during the night. Subzero temperatures are not uncommon then. The number of rainy days is limited so there is a lot of drought. South Australia’s coastal area has a very different climate. The climate is comparable to a Mediterranean Sea climate. Many vineyards can be found here. People who are fond of wine can enjoy the many wines, wine-tasting and harvest festivals. Most of the Australian wines are from this area. Especially in the Barosso Valley many vineyards can be found. Adelaide is South Australia’s capital. This city has beautiful parks and modern architecture. The many festivals make this a lively city. The largest museum on Aboriginal culture also is situated in Adelaide. South Australia’s coastal area has a mild climate. Summers are warm and winters are mild.

More climate information on South Australia
Specific climate information is available for the following places:
Adelaide, Coober Pedy and Kangaroo Island


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for South Australia:
Remark: Local deviations may occur

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 35 20 11 2 24
February 35 20 10 2 24
March 32 17 10 2 24
April 27 13 9 2 23
May 22 9 8 3 21
June 19 6 8 4 20
July 19 5 8 3 20
August 21 7 9 3 19
September 25 10 9 3 19
October 29 13 10 3 19
November 32 16 10 3 21
December 35 19 11 3 22
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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