Mount Lofty Climate

Mount Lofty Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
23.1 22.9 20.1 16.5 12.5 9.8 9.0 9.9 12.8 15.9 18.7 20.9 16.0
Mean Min (°C)
12.6 12.8 11.3 9.9 7.8 5.7 5.0 5.1 6.3 7.7 9.4 10.9 8.7
Mean Rain (mm)
36.2 39.4 42.3 56.3 121.0 136.2 153.5 137.0 111.6 63.1 43.9 51.0 990.8
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
6.8 8.2 10.8 12.1 19.3 19.9 22.6 21.3 17.9 13.4 11.2 10.8 174.7

Mount Lofty Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
41.1 38.9 35.8 31.0 24.5 18.8 16.9 24.0 27.0 34.3 37.1 39.0 41.1
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 27.6 29.1
Low Min (°C)
4.5 4.4 3.8 1.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.4 1.4 3.0 -0.5
High Rain (mm)
36.2 74.0 45.8 38.6 36.6 64.6 55.2 40.4 83.8 46.2 37.6 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)
28.3 26.9 23.8 21.1 14.9 11.6 10.6 12.1 16.5 21.4 24.8 26.4 17.9
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 12.1 9.9 7.1 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 4.9 5.1 7.1 7.5 7.9
High Rain (mm)
79.6 107.4 142.4 128.6 205.0 215.2 233.6 232.4 312.2 174.2 82.8 133.6 1573.6
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 1.6 9.6 0.0 62.8 22.4 42.8 36.0 31.4 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
1.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 2.2
≥ 30.0°C
5.3 4.1 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.1 2.7 15.2
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.2 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.0 5.6
≤ 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
30 31 31 30 30 31 31 29 30 30 30 29 29.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2021
Years of Maxima
30 31 31 30 30 31 31 29 30 30 31 29 29.0
Earliest Entry
1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990
Latest Entry
2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2021
Years of Rainfall
12 12 12 13 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 11.0
Earliest Entry
2010 2010 2004 2004 2004 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2005 2009 2004
Latest Entry
2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2021

Station Details

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