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Nuriootpa
South Australia
NuriootpaMemorialHall.JPG
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Nuriootpa is located in South Australia
Nuriootpa
Nuriootpa
Location in South Australia
Population 6,314 (2016 census)
Established 1854
Postcode(s) 5355
Location 74 km (46 mi) North East of Adelaide via Australian National Route A20.svg
LGA(s) Barossa Council, Light Regional Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Nuriootpa:
Moppa Koonunga Ebenezer, Stockwell
Greenock Nuriootpa Light Pass, Penrice
Marananga, Seppeltsfield Stone Well, Tanunda, Vine Vale Angaston

Nuriootpa ( NURE-ee-UUT-pə) is a town in South Australia and the major commercial centre of the Barossa Valley, about an hour's drive north of the state capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. The name of the town is reputed to be the local Aboriginal word for "meeting place".

Nuriootpa is situated at the north end of the Barossa Valley, near the Sturt Highway and has a population of over 5704 people, making it the largest town in the area. There are grape-vines growing on some of the buildings in the main streets, and vineyards surrounding the town. It is home to wineries including Penfolds, Atze's Corner, Elderton Wines, Kaesler Wines, First Drop Wines & Wolf Blass.

Climate

Climate data for Nuriootpa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.1
(111.4)
43.9
(111.0)
39.2
(102.6)
37.6
(99.7)
28.9
(84.0)
25.3
(77.5)
21.7
(71.1)
27.8
(82.0)
31.7
(89.1)
36.8
(98.2)
41.5
(106.7)
41.8
(107.2)
44.1
(111.4)
Average high °C (°F) 30.0
(86.0)
29.6
(85.3)
25.8
(78.4)
21.8
(71.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.0
(57.2)
13.4
(56.1)
14.8
(58.6)
18.0
(64.4)
21.4
(70.5)
25.3
(77.5)
27.3
(81.1)
21.6
(70.9)
Average low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
14.6
(58.3)
11.9
(53.4)
9.1
(48.4)
7.1
(44.8)
5.2
(41.4)
4.6
(40.3)
5.0
(41.0)
6.8
(44.2)
8.2
(46.8)
11.0
(51.8)
12.4
(54.3)
9.2
(48.6)
Record low °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
4.3
(39.7)
0.9
(33.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
−2.1
(28.2)
−4.5
(23.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
−3.0
(26.6)
−1.0
(30.2)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.1
(34.0)
1.1
(34.0)
−4.5
(23.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.6
(0.65)
26.1
(1.03)
29.1
(1.15)
34.9
(1.37)
48.6
(1.91)
56.1
(2.21)
55.4
(2.18)
54.0
(2.13)
55.1
(2.17)
34.6
(1.36)
31.7
(1.25)
33.8
(1.33)
467.2
(18.39)
Average precipitation days 4.2 3.8 5.6 7.8 13.4 15.9 17.3 15.8 14.6 9.4 7.3 6.8 121.4
Average relative humidity (%) 28 30 34 41 54 63 63 58 53 41 34 32 44
Mean monthly sunshine hours 331.7 279.7 269.7 225.0 176.7 147.0 161.2 198.4 216.0 269.7 288.0 306.9 2,870
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