Climate in South Australia

South Australia experiences a variety of climate zones ranging from arid desert in the north to Mediterranean weather along the coast, with warm dry summers and cool wet winters. Adelaide, along the coast, can experience very hot weather in summer, between December and February, with temperatures averaging between 60°F (15°C) and 84°F (29°C), but spring and autumn are usually warm, mild and pleasant. Winter, between June and August, is the coolest and wettest season, with average temperatures in Adelaide ranging between 45°F (7°C) and 61°F (16°C). Away from the coast the temperatures are more extreme, with summer maximums over 104°F (40°C) and little or no rainfall.