Adelaide Holiday Weather Overview
Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia and the capital of South Australia.
Things to do in Adelaide
As Adelaide is such a large city to visit there are plenty of attractions to see whilst on holiday. From the botanical gardens, one of 29 parks in the city, to the Adelaide Eat Streets, there is a wide variety of sights to see and enjoy.
There are galleries and museums to visit that include the South Australian Art Gallery and the Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design studio for those who are of an artistic persuasion. For those more interested in historical and aboriginal culture there is the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute that features aboriginal art, and dance and theatre productions.
For those who are interested in history rather than arts there is the South Australian Museum that has rare fossils that include a four-storey giant squid on display.
Where to stay in Adelaide?
There are a wide range of hotels that are three stars and above as well as clean and safe hostels that are perfect for those who are backpacking around the country. For those with families that want some more private accommodation there are a range of holiday apartments that can be rented.
The RNR Serviced Apartments are one of the most popular private apartments that you can rent for a holiday with a four star rating and a nice location, they are great value for money and perfect for self-catering privacy.
There are a number of chain hotels such as the Crowne Plaza and Mercure that have facilities that you would expect from hotels of their reputation. There are also hotels such as the Playford Adelaide that provides five star accommodation with “an old school elegance” and a fantastic restaurant.
The Princes Lodge Motel and Hostel 109 are more suitable for backpackers than the high priced hotels of Adelaide and are well known for being quiet, clean and very reliable.
Top places and food to eat in Adelaide
Adelaide boasts some incredible restaurants with a wide range of cuisines, including Indian, Italian, Vegan, Nepalese, Japanese and even some contemporary restaurants.
Kenji is a Japanese restaurant that has an excellent reputation for its sushi, not only do the meals taste fantastic they are also so well-presented that they look as good as they taste. The Playford Restaurant is one that brings the contemporary feel too food for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an enjoyable ambience and delicious food.
When it comes to cafes for coffee and breakfast there are plenty of little places that serve lovely coffee and reasonable breakfast menus including the UR café.
Best time to visit Adelaide
The best time to visit Adelaide for the sun and warmth of the Australian summer is between November and March, with February being the warmest month on average.
Due to its location in the southern hemisphere, the coldest months are between April and October with the warmest months between November and March.
Summer in Adelaide
During the Australian summer temperatures range from between 14 degrees Celsius and 29 degrees Celsius with an average of 3 days a month receiving rainfall of up to 2cm and cover the months of January to March.
Autumn in Adelaide
Autumn fall between April and June and is still fairly warm with temperatures reaching a high of 23 degrees Celsius and a low of 8 degrees. Rainfall is also heavier in autumn, with precipitation being measured at up to 6cm a month over an average of 9 days.
Winter in Adelaide
Winter temperatures in Adelaide for July through September are fairly cool with a high of 18 degrees Celsius and a low of 7 degrees Celsius. July is the coldest month on record with the temperature not reaching 15 degree Celsius on average. July is also the wettest month of the year with winter seeing over 6cm of rainfall a month over an average of 11 days.
Spring in Adelaide
When spring comes to Adelaide the temperature starts to rise again for October through December. The average temperature low is around 10 degrees in October and has an average temperature high of 26 degrees in December. The rate of rainfall also drops and the average number of days you can expect rain.
What to pack when on holiday in Adelaide?
For the Australian months of summer, wearing shorts and t-shirts for walking around the city is more than ample and you may even find yourself a little warm in them. On the beach bikinis and swimming shorts are the general rule, but it is always best to check if you are visiting a private beach as to what they expect.
During the Australian winter months, it is advisable to take trousers and jumpers and possible light coats and jackets as though the temperature does reach 16 degrees Celsius highs, the lowest the temperature drops to is around 7 degrees Celsius.
Best months to visit Adelaide?
March and December are the best month to go for holiday or travel to Adelaide. Within Australia the weather data gathered from Adelaide weather forecast and Adelaide weather history also forecast these months temperature to be around 24°c and average of 245.3333 hours of sunshine in a month.
Coldest months of Adelaide?
August and July are the coldest months with temperature at around 9°c.
Which months receive most rainfall in Adelaide?
August and July receive most rainfall with precipitation count of 61.46mm.
Travelling to Adelaide? Check out our Weather averages of Adelaide to better plan your holiday or travel.
If you would just like to know what the weather was for a past dates for research or education or you are just curious then visit our historical weather of Adelaide section.