Feb 1, 2016

Hotter, drier: Charting 20 years of Adelaide weather

Adelaide SA
Stephanie Richards
Photo: Nat Rogers, InDaily
Photo: Nat Rogers, InDaily

InDaily has charted Adelaide’s temperature and rainfall over the past 20 years, with official Bureau of Meteorology data showing Adelaide’s annual mean maximum temperature has jumped from 21.6 degrees Celsius in 1995, to 23.2 degrees Celsius in 2015. Rainfall has also been on the decline, with April to October rainfall decreasing about 15 per cent over the past 30 years. This summer has been no different, with recent data showing December 2015 was the hottest start to summer on record.