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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)
22.7 22.8 19.9 16.2 12.5 9.6 8.8 9.9 12.6 15.6 18.4 20.4 15.8
Mean Min (°C)
12.4 12.9 11.4 9.8 7.9 5.7 4.9 5.1 6.3 7.6 9.3 10.8 8.7
Mean Rain (mm)
40.6 42.2 54.7 62.4 124.7 140.5 173.9 131.3 123.8 59.9 39.6 55.0 1047.3
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
7.1 7.6 9.9 13.8 16.3 21.5 23.8 21.6 19.0 12.3 9.8 10.9 120.0

Mount Lofty Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
38.7 38.9 33.4 30.5 24.5 18.8 16.9 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)
36.2 74.0 45.8 38.6 36.6 46.0 55.2 40.4 83.8 46.2 32.8 86.0 86.0

Mount Lofty Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
26.8 26.9 23.8 19.5 14.9 10.8 10.3 12.1 16.5 21.4 24.8 26.4 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 13.9 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)
79.6 107.4 142.4 128.6 205.0 176.0 231.4 232.4 312.2 174.2 81.0 133.6 1573.6
Low Rain (mm)
17.4 1.6 21.2 18.4 87.4 66.4 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
≥ 40.0°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
≥ 35.0°C
0.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.4
≥ 30.0°C
4.6 4.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.9 2.1 12.8
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 1.3 1.7 1.0 0.6 0.1 0.0 5.4
≤ 0.0°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
26 27 27 27 26 25 26 26 25 26 26 26 26.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
26 27 27 27 26 25 27 26 25 25 26 26 26.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7.9
Earliest Entry
2010 2010 2006 2010 2004 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2005 2009 2004
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

MOUNT LOFTY
Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia
34.9784°S 138.7088°E 685m AMSL
Commenced 1985
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Frosty start to Tuesday

17:18 EST

Cold air, clear skies and light winds will cause widespread frost across multiple states and territories on Tuesday morning.

Did this cold snap break records?

12:27 EST

A pulse of wintry weather has sent shivers across southeastern Australia during the last few days.

Could Ord Valley hay be the solution to feed shortages in drought-stricken SE Australia?

06:21 EST

Could fodder grown in Western Australia's remote Ord River Irrigation Scheme be the solution to the feed shortage on drought-stricken farmland in South Eastern Australia? The sub-tropical climate and access to irrigation allows farmers in the Ord to produce significant tonnages of Rhodes Grass hay for the local cattle industry, yields up to 30 tonnes per hectare a year.