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The Barossa Valley is a region that is known all over the world for its famous award winning wines and boast a winemaking heritage that dates back to the early 1840’s and helping this region along the way is the weather and Mediterranean climate that it experiences throughout the year. The Barossa Valley is a region made up of rolling green hills, pristine National Parks and forests, over 50 vineyards and wineries all boasting their cellar doors for you to come in and sample their wines and quaint and welcoming towns and villages that dot their way through the countryside.
The weather patterns of the Barossa Valley can sometimes be split in two with the peaks and mountain tops of the region experiencing cooler temperatures as they extend to higher altitudes and the lower parts and valleys of the Barossa Valley receiving hotter temperatures throughout the day. Some liken the weather to that of the Margaret River region with the temperatures being perfect for wine making and harvesting of the grapes.
The Barossa Valley doesn’t receive a lot of rainfall through the year which in turn the area has a much lower rate of humidity making the days become dry and not too muggy for you to get out and about. For much of the year the Barossa Valley has more sunshine than gloomy days making the region attractive for sightseeing and exploring. The average rainfall for the Barossa sits at approximately 300mm each year making this region perfect for not only wine making but also farmers find these lands ideal for cereal crops, vegetables, dairy products, meat and wool producing.
The hottest months to visit the Barossa Valley where the weather can reach temperatures of around 30 degrees is between October through to April where the days are rather warm and you can expect balmy nights. Even with these hot temperatures there is very little rainfall and humidity usually sits at around 39 per cent. The winter months see temperatures of around the high teens to the low 20’s on a good day and come nightfall temperatures can drop to a very cool 7-9 degrees making it perfect for curling up around an open log fire with a good bottle of wine for the night.
Summer or winter, the Barossa Valley provides ideal weather to experience this wonderful region and all that it has to offer. Whether you wish to visit the wineries, see how they work, explore the countryside, enjoy the attractions and activities that are here, you will have every opportunity to get out and about and do it all. The Barossa Valley has weather the will compliment any trip away whether it is an adventurous one or a getaway to escape and rejuvenate.
Always find out what the weather is supposed to be doing for your holiday so you know exactly what to expect and what to pack for. Weather is always unpredictable but for pretty much most of the year you can look forward to clear sunny days and perfect nights for your trip to the Barossa Valley.