Weather Overview for Adelaide
Although located on the opposite side of
the world, Adelaide provides typical weather very
similar to what is experienced in the Mediterranean.
With year round mild weather and sunshine, Adelaide promises an enjoyable vacation at
any time of the year. Alike any city situated in the southern hemisphere, Adelaide’s
seasons are opposite to what is experienced in Europe, therefore this city is a
great place to escape the icy temperatures common to many European countries. Even
though Australia is renowned
for its hot weather all year round, Adelaide
is located in one of the most southern regions of the country and still tends
to get fairly chilly during the winter. In Adelaide much of the daily weather is
dependant upon the wind speed and direction. As warm dry winds from the
northern outback of central Australia
flow in during the summer, the more humid, cooler winds from the southern Indian Ocean sweep in during the winter. Daytime
temperatures in both summer and winter can be extremely hot however when the
sun goes down climates tend to drop dramatically and nights become very cold and
chilly. When travelling to Adelaide
it is always a good idea to take warm clothing for when going out during the
Similar to the Mediterranean, although
featured in December, January and February, Adelaide’s typical summer weather can get particularly
hot. Loads of fine, sunny weather is featured and only occasional showers are
known to occur. This is somewhat different to other states, such as Queensland and the Northern Territory as to them; summer is the wet or rainy
season. Temperatures during the summer months average in the low to mid
twenties, however January and February typically see climates rocket above 30ºC.
is not as hot as the northern regions, sunshine hours are a lot longer
averaging at ten hours during the city’s hottest months.
The winter in Adelaide experiences quite diverse weather as
one day can be warm and sunny and the next can be cool and overcast. Daytime temperatures
during the winter generally sit between 13ºC and 15ºC and rarely ever fall
below 10ºC. It is after nightfall when the city experiences real winter as
climates can drop to as low as 5ºC. Rainfall during the winter is higher than
any other season however this should never fool travellers as sunshine hours
are still high creating warm winter days.
Although not as high as winter, rainfall levels
during both autumn and spring tend to be rather high with May being the wettest
month of the year. Showers tend to be brisk and short lived and sunny weather
is generally not far behind. Average temperatures during the shoulder months range
anywhere from 9ºC to 22ºC, making an ideal time to vacation.