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Weather and Climate

Adelaide enjoys a modern Mediterranean-style culture, and the climate to match. That is cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Sun protection is essential, especially in summer, so get yourself a wide-brimmed hat and wear a high-rating sunscreen. Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are the nicest times of the year, with very pleasant temperatures and manageable rainfall.

Average temperatures, in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit, and rainfall, in millimetres, on a monthly basis are:

Month Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Temp C/F 21/70 20/68 20/68 19/66 17/63 15/59 12/54 12/54 12/54 14/57 16/61 17/63
Rain mm 25 20 20 25 40 65 70 70 60 50 45 30

The Mediterranean climate means an abundance of fresh fruit, especially citrus, olives and grapes. The local libations are wine, produced from the many vineyards around Adelaide, including the Barossa Valley, Riverland, Clare, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale, and German-style lager produced by old families in the traditional way.

The city of Adelaide is situated 138º 35’E and 34º 55’S, in the central south of the Australian mainland. It shares its latitude with Santiago in Chile and Cape Town in South Africa, which correspond in the northern hemisphere to Casablanca, Atlanta and San Diego.

Adelaide is a half hour behind Australia’s eastern states, and 9.5 hours ahead of Greenwich mean time, except during daylight saving. Daylight saving, an advance of one hour (GMT + 10.5), operates between the last weekend in October and the last weekend in March each year.

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