South Australia climate varies, from the mild wetter regions of the southeast coast and Mount Lofty Ranges to the hot and dry interior.
Apart from droughts, South Australia weather hasn't generally got a lot of damaging events, such as violent storms or floods although it is the driest state in Australia.
The most serious threat for South Australia is bushfires in summer.
South Australia weather in the northern desert is very hot and dry, especially in summer, the temperature in the outback regularly reaches 40 degrees Celsius. The desert nights can be very cold.
The South Australia climate of the southern coastal regions is "Mediterranean" with hot dry summers and cool mild wet winters.
Kangaroo Island also has mild temperate weather, with warm dry summers and cool frequently sunny winter days.
The highest recorded maximum temperature in South Australia was recorded at Oodnadata on the 2nd of January 1960, it was 50.7 degrees Celsius. (This is the "official" highest recorded temperature in Australia)
The lowest recorded minimum temperature in South Australia was recorded at Yongala on the 20th of July 1976, it was minus 8 degrees Celsius.
Adelaide weather is generally moderate because of the coastal location and the influence of land and sea breezes.
Adelaide is the driest of the Australian capital cities.
Summer weather in Adelaide is usually hot.
The average daily maximum temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius, although it can get much hotter at times.
The average daily minimum temperature is around 17 degrees Celsius.
Winter weather in Adelaide is normally cool.
The average daily maximum temperature is around 16 degrees Celsius.
The average daily minimum temperature is around 8 degrees Celsius.
The highest recorded maximum temperature in Adelaide was on the 12th of January 1939, it was 47.6 degrees Celsius.
The lowest recorded minimum temperature in Adelaide was on the 10th of July 1959, it was minus 3.2 degrees Celsius.
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