Monthly climate in Adelaide, Australia

Last updated: June 27, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Adelaide features a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb). Temperatures typically range between 11 °C (52 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 5 °C (41 °F) or can rise to as high as 39 °C (103 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 477 mm (18.8 inches) and receives 84 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Adelaide enjoys an average of 3371 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 9 hours 49 minutes to 14 hours 26 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Adelaide, Australia §

The warmest months in Adelaide are January, February and Mart, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 19 to 21 °C (67 - 70 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in June, July and August, when daily mean temperatures range from 11 to 12 °C (52 - 53 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Adelaide experiences 50 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Adelaide, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 39°C
(103°F)
34°C
(93°F)
33°C
(92°F)
30°C
(87°F)
25°C
(77°F)
19°C
(66°F)
18°C
(65°F)
20°C
(68°F)
25°C
(77°F)
30°C
(86°F)
34°C
(93°F)
36°C
(97°F)
Mean maximum 35°C
(95°F)
31°C
(88°F)
29°C
(85°F)
27°C
(80°F)
21°C
(70°F)
16°C
(62°F)
17°C
(63°F)
19°C
(66°F)
23°C
(74°F)
26°C
(79°F)
30°C
(86°F)
32°C
(89°F)
Average high 25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(75°F)
23°C
(73°F)
20°C
(69°F)
16°C
(62°F)
14°C
(57°F)
13°C
(56°F)
13°C
(56°F)
16°C
(60°F)
18°C
(65°F)
20°C
(69°F)
23°C
(74°F)
Daily mean 21°C
(70°F)
20°C
(69°F)
19°C
(67°F)
17°C
(64°F)
14°C
(58°F)
12°C
(53°F)
11°C
(53°F)
11°C
(52°F)
13°C
(55°F)
15°C
(59°F)
17°C
(63°F)
19°C
(67°F)
Average low 17°C
(63°F)
17°C
(62°F)
16°C
(62°F)
15°C
(59°F)
12°C
(54°F)
10°C
(50°F)
9°C
(49°F)
9°C
(49°F)
10°C
(50°F)
12°C
(53°F)
14°C
(57°F)
15°C
(60°F)
Mean minimum 14°C
(57°F)
13°C
(56°F)
12°C
(54°F)
11°C
(52°F)
9°C
(48°F)
7°C
(45°F)
7°C
(45°F)
6°C
(43°F)
7°C
(44°F)
8°C
(47°F)
9°C
(49°F)
11°C
(52°F)
Minimum 13°C
(55°F)
12°C
(54°F)
11°C
(52°F)
10°C
(49°F)
8°C
(46°F)
6°C
(43°F)
6°C
(42°F)
5°C
(41°F)
5°C
(42°F)
8°C
(47°F)
8°C
(47°F)
10°C
(51°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Adelaide, Australia §

Adelaide usually has the most precipitation in May, July and August, with an average of 11 rainy days and 68 mm (2.7 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Adelaide are January, Mart and December. On average, 16 mm (0.6 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Adelaide, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16 (0.6) 20 (0.8) 15 (0.6) 32 (1.3) 61 (2.4) 54 (2.1) 68 (2.7) 75 (2.9) 44 (1.7) 38 (1.5) 38 (1.5) 17 (0.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 2 3 4 5 10 10 12 12 9 7 6 4

Monthly sunshine hours in Adelaide, Australia §

The sunniest months in Adelaide are Mart, November and December, when the sun shines an average of 10 hours 41 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Adelaide: May, June and July receive an average of 7 hours 36 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Adelaide, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 293 298 309 259 236 224 240 252 280 305 319 356
Mean daily daylight hours 14h 11m 13h 20m 12h 16m 11h 10m 10h 16m 9h 49m 10h 3m 10h 50m 11h 52m 12h 57m 13h 56m 14h 26m

Solar UV radiation in Adelaide, Australia §

Adelaide experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in January, February and December, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 14 - 16, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. May, June and July are in the Low / Moderate exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 5. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Adelaide UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Adelaide, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 14 16 12 8 5 2 4 6 8 10 13 15