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Best time to visit Adelaide, SA, Australia

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The best time to visit Adelaide is November

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Adelaide such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, November is the best time of year to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Adelaide can rise to a maximum of 30℃ (87℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 7℃ (45℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Adelaide are usually in December, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in August, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Adelaide are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

December

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Adelaide seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Adelaide as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Adelaide is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Adelaide

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Adelaide for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Adelaide climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Adelaide for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Adelaide in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Adelaide in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Adelaide in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Adelaide in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Adelaide in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Adelaide in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Adelaide in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Adelaide in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Adelaide in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Adelaide in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Adelaide in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Adelaide in December

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Adelaide in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Adelaide is usually January, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (79℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Adelaide is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Adelaide is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Adelaide, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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