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Mount Lofty Climate

Mount Lofty Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
22.5 22.5 19.6 16.1 12.4 9.5 8.8 9.9 12.7 15.4 18.3 20.0 15.6
Mean Min (°C)
12.4 12.9 11.3 9.8 7.9 5.7 5.0 5.1 6.4 7.5 9.3 10.7 8.6
Mean Rain (mm)
20.9 49.2 66.5 58.2 110.1 147.0 170.4 134.1 94.9 46.1 38.3 47.6 999.3
Median Rain (mm)
18.2 13.8 38.4 82.6 128.8 123.6 105.8 116.8 135.6 64.4 81.0 30.2 940.2
Mean Rain Days
6.2 8.4 9.5 13.6 14.4 21.2 23.2 21.7 18.8 12.0 10.3 11.0 113.1

Mount Lofty Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
38.7 38.9 32.9 30.5 24.5 18.8 15.9 24.0 27.0 34.3 37.1 36.4 38.9
Low Max (°C)
9.7 10.0 8.1 7.3 5.1 4.4 3.5 3.4 4.4 5.5 6.0 8.3 3.4
High Min (°C)
29.1 28.1 26.6 23.0 17.5 15.3 11.5 15.0 19.3 26.3 24.6 26.6 29.1
Low Min (°C)
4.5 4.4 3.8 1.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 0.6 0.4 1.6 3.0 -0.5
High Rain (mm)
16.8 74.0 45.8 38.6 34.8 46.0 32.6 40.4 51.2 19.4 32.8 65.2 74.0

Mount Lofty Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
26.8 26.0 23.2 19.5 14.9 10.8 10.3 12.1 16.5 20.6 24.8 22.9 17.8
Low Mn. Max (°C)
17.2 19.0 16.4 12.5 10.1 7.3 7.1 7.3 9.8 10.7 14.0 14.9 14.3
High Mn. Min (°C)
15.0 17.1 15.1 11.5 9.9 7.0 6.0 6.9 9.3 12.0 14.0 12.4 9.6
Low Mn. Min (°C)
8.5 10.1 9.5 7.7 6.3 3.9 3.9 3.5 5.0 5.1 7.1 7.5 7.9
High Rain (mm)
23.6 107.4 142.4 82.6 128.8 176.0 231.4 232.4 141.2 64.4 81.0 127.6 1122.0
Low Rain (mm)
17.4 13.8 32.0 28.8 87.4 87.2 95.6 36.0 49.4 12.0 17.8 15.6 789.4

Mount Lofty Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

MOUNT LOFTY

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Mount Lofty Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 35°C
0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2
≥ 30°C
4.3 3.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.9 1.6 11.7
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 1.1 1.8 1.0 0.7 0.1 0.0 5.5
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4

Mount Lofty 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
29.2 29.3 26.3 21.2 16.0 11.7 11.1 13.5 17.4 21.6 25.4 26.8 23.9
Low Max
14.9 14.9 13.3 10.8 8.8 7.2 6.4 6.4 7.9 9.0 11.0 12.9 8.2
High Min
18.1 19.2 17.0 14.4 10.7 7.4 6.8 7.4 9.1 11.4 14.9 16.2 13.4
Low Min
8.0 8.0 7.1 6.2 5.2 3.8 3.1 2.8 3.6 3.9 5.2 6.4 4.3

Mount Lofty Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
23 24 24 24 23 23 24 24 23 24 24 24 23.6
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
23 24 24 24 23 23 25 24 23 23 24 24 23.6
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5.5
Earliest Entry
2010 2010 2006 2010 2004 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2005 2009 2004
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

MOUNT LOFTY
Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia
34.9784°S 138.7088°E 685m AMSL
Commenced 1985
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11:28 EST

The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.