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Climate And Seasons Of South Australia

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South Australia Climate

Most areas in South Australia gets a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The weather is relatively pleasant in autumn and spring, with some occasional rainfall.

No matter what season you decide to visit, it's always best to make early reservations on campervans and caravan parks for your self-drive holiday. To find available motorhomes, just enter your travel dates and locations into the Quote Calculator in the right side of the page. There are also great Caravan Parks In South Australia.

Maximum and Minimum Temperature In Adelaide, South Australia (Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 29 29 26 23 19 16 15 17 19 22 25 27
Min 17 17 15 12 10 8 7 8 10 11 14 16
Rain 19 14 27 40 60 78 76 70 60 44 31 29

RAIN – Rainfall in mm

Maximum and Minimum Temperature In Adelaide, South Australia (Fahrenheit)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 84 84 79 73 66 61 59 63 66 72 77 81
Min 63 63 59 54 50 46 45 46 50 52 57 61
Rain 0.75 0.55 1.06 1.6 2.36 3.07 3 2.75 2.36 1.7 1.22 1.14

RAIN – Rainfall in Inches

School Holidays in South Australia

Summer holidays are in mid-December until late January. Students also get two weeks off per term, in early April, late June and late September.

In South Australia, the Queen's birthday is celebrated on the second Monday of June while Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of October. Easter Saturday is also observed. Read more on special holidays in Australian Public Holidays.


December and January are popular months to visit, with February being the hottest time of the year. Summer can get very warm and sunny, so pack a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for your trip. Get tips on what to pack with our Australian Camping Checklist.


March is still quite warm, but the weather becomes more pleasant in April. May gets some rainfall, so bring a rain jacket and some warm clothing for the cool Autumn nights. 


June is the wettest month, getting the most rainfall in the year. July and August are not far behind, so make sure you bring a rain jacket and lots of warm clothes for Winter.


There will still be plenty of rain in September, although the skies may begin to clear in October. The heat returns in November. Spring has great weather for outdoor activities, but you'll need sunscreen to beat the heat.

Planning to visit the capital of South Australia? Read about The Best Time To Visit Adelaide.

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Australia Travel Distance

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