When is the best time to go to Adelaide?

When is the best time to go to Adelaide? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Adelaide are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March and December
  • The coldest months are June, July and August
  • The rainiest months are June, July and August
  • The best months for swimming are January and February

Annual weather in Adelaide

For full information about the climate and weather in Adelaide a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 67°F/81°F
February 67°F/79°F
March 63°F/77°F
April 59°F/72°F
May 56°F/65°F
June 52°F/59°F
July 50°F/58°F
August 50°F/59°F
September 52°F/63°F
October 56°F/68°F
November 61°F/74°F
December 65°F/77°F

Weather and climate in Adelaide

Adelaide enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Adelaide is 70°F (ranging from 58°F in july to 81°F in january). Annual rainfall is 28.2in, with a minimum of 1.3in in january and a maximum of 3.7in in july.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is very good. In average, on the morning it is 63°F and it rains about 1.6in each month.
  • Between the months of april and may the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 63°F in average.
  • From june to august the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 72°F and, in august, 6 days of rain are expected.
  • From september to november the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 61°F and, in november, 3 days of rain are expected.
  • In december the climate is perfect. It is for example 77°F as maximum temperature in december and, in december, 3 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Adelaide

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Adelaide: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Adelaide

Find out when Adelaide has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Adelaide

  • Very low season in Adelaide
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May and June.
  • Low season in Adelaide
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, July, August and September.
  • High season in Adelaide
    The number of visitors to Adelaide is high in: April, October and November.
  • Peak season in Adelaide
    The largest number of tourists visiting Adelaide is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Adelaide month by month

Best time for low prices in Adelaide

Average prices of hotels in Adelaide month by month

Generally, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Adelaide. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, April is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Adelaide

On average, it costs $ 44 per day to hire a car in Adelaide. This price varies by $ 8.7 depending on the month. In july, hiring a car costs an average of $ 41 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in december is $ 49.

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Other cities and places near Adelaide

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