The climate in Adelaide is of the Mediterranean type, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. Rainfall is infrequent and it is one of the driest cities in Australia. The average temperature is around 18 – 19 degree Celsius.
Summer (December – February): Average daily summer temperatures in Adelaide range from Max 28.3 degree Celsius to Min 16.5 degree Celsius. The summer days are known to be hot in the mornings but cool down as the day progresses. Although hot, humidity is minimal making the summer heat more bearable. Summer lasts from November to February.
Autumn (March – May): Months of March to May are a good time to visit Adelaide as the temperatures range from Max 22.4 degree Celsius to Min 12.5 degree Celsius. This is the time when the weather is very pleasant, the city turns into a festive mood during this time and celebrates Adelaide Festival of Arts and Womadelaide. The rates tend to increase as the season time comes closer but the summer crowds have still not arrived, allowing you to make the most of the fall.
Winter (June – August): Winter is when Adelaide gets most of its rainfall. Average temperatures range between Max 15.9 degree Celsius to Min 8 degree Celsius. However, temperatures have been known to drop further in the Adelaide Hills and surrounding regions. Winter is usually from June to August. The arrival of winters opens up some exciting winter sports activities and the winter sports enthusiasts flock the city. The rates are cheap as winter is the off season and at nights, the temperature often goes below the freezing point.
Spring (September – November): Spring in Adelaide lasts from September to October and is beautiful, the landscape is lush and plant and wildlife flourish. The temperatures range between Max 21.7 degree Celsius and Min 11.6 degree Celsius. It is an ideal setting for a visit. This is the best time to indulge in outdoor activities with the weather being pleasant most of the time.
The best time to visit Adelaide is in the Spring when the temperatures are pleasant and the flowers blossom. Autumn too is tempered with the ideal climate and is conducive to tourism. You can see a lot of tourists here at this time with their friends and family as these are peak seasons.