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With the rivers and waterways snaking their way through the countryside, the southern ocean fringing the coastline, lakes and the mouth of the Murray River meeting the open ocean, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a region that is almost surrounded by water making this a place where the winters can be cool and the summer dreamy but no matter what time of year you visit, the weather is sure to be ideal for your holiday.
The weather for the Fleurieu Peninsula is said to a mild climate with temperate weather patterns throughout the year. The traverse valleys of the rolling green hills of the area can sometimes present warmer days between the summer months but if you see yourself spending more time in the higher altitudes of the mountains, make sure you pack warmer clothes as temperatures are much cooler especially during night time.
Much like a Mediterranean climate, the weather for the Fleurieu Peninsula is cooler winters and warm summers. So depending on when you holiday here always pack appropriately and always check ahead as to what the weather is doing for time of travel. Winters along the coastline can see temperatures drop to a rather cool temp around places such as Port Elliot, Victor Harbour, Cape Jervis, Aldinga Beach, Maslin Beach and Goolwa. But come summer the temps rise to a very sunny 24- 35 degrees making is perfect for getting out and about and enjoying the range of outdoor activities, swimming in the ocean and spending time at the pristine sun kissed beaches.
Winter temperatures usually fall to around 10-18 degrees on a good day but can see night time temperatures fall to a very cool 7 degrees on average, making it perfect for curling up around an open log fire with a nice bottle of wine and loved ones. During summer the hills above the region of Willunga and Mount Compass and Myponga are sometime cooler than the coastal locations because the cool winds drift upwards to the higher peaks of the mountains dropping the temps for anyone in that vicinity.
Most of the rainfall usually happens between the months of April through till July when approximately 50% of the annual rainfall happens throughout these months. No matter what time of year you do plan on visiting the Fleurieu Peninsula you will still find a number of great things to see and do, whether it is raining or not. You can enjoy indoor and outdoor attractions and activities that all travellers will love.
The Fleurieu Peninsula has the ideal climate, with beautiful summer days between the months of December and February and crisp cool winter days where cosy log cabins, hiking and visiting wineries seems all that more appealing. Find out what the weather is doing for your trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula so you can know exactly what to pack for.