"The climate of Padthaway is best described as Mediterranean with an annual rainfall of 502mm and a mean January temperature of 20.4ºC With the coastal influences, days during ripening are generally dry and sunny and the nights cool."


Altitude
With the absence of any significant mountains the climate of Padthaway like Coonawarra is maritime influenced.

Mean January Temperature (MJT)
MJT is the long term monthly mean of the maximum and minimum temperatures for January. The MJT for Padthaway is 20.4ºC which is lower than for the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale but higher than Coonawara

Heat Degree Days (HDD)
The HDD is the sum of temperatures greater than 10ºC between October and April, where it is assumed that little or no growth occurs below 10ºC. Padthaway has more heat degree days than Coonawarra but less than McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley

Annual Rainfall
The mean annual rainfall for Padthaway is 502mm which is less than the annual rainfall of Coonawarra but similar to that received by McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley.



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