Australian climate is generally temperate: most of the country receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
Nevertheless, being a vast continent in its interior, many areas are characterized by particular climate conditions according to their latitude.

Moreover being Australia in the southern hemisphere seasons are completely reversed, with Christmas in mid summer and so on.

Summer is from December to March (average temperature 29 ° C), while winter from June to August (average 13 ° C).

Australia Climate

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (East Coast)

Climate Australia East Coast 

East Australia is the most populated and most visited by tourists as well, and enjoys a temperate climate. Ocean soften weather conditions of coastal areas, climate tends to be generally warmer moving north and colder in the south.
Summer is hot with mild nights. Winters are quite cool and rainy, but still offer plenty of sunshine.

Melbourne
Min °C
Max °C
Summer (dec/feb)
18
26
Autumn (mar/may)
8
24
Winter (jun/aug)
6
15
Spring (sep/nov)
8
22

 

Sydney
Min °C
Max °C
Summer (dec/feb)
19
26
Autumn (mar/may)
15
22
Winter (jun/aug)
8
16
Spring (sep/nov)
13
22

 

Brisbane
Min °C
Max °C
Summer (dec/feb)
21
29
Autumn (mar/may)
17
27
Winter (jun/aug)
10
21
Spring (sep/nov)
16
26

 

Perth

Climate Australia West Coast

Climate in west regions can be classified as Mediterranean. Long dry summers followed by mild, rainy winters. Southern coast is colder, influenced by Antartic winds.

 

Perth
Min °C
Max °C
Summer (dec/feb)
18
30
Autumn (mar/may)
14
25
Winter (jun/aug)
9
18
Spring (sep/nov)
12
22

 

Darwin, Cairns

Climate Australia North

Australia lies for 2/3 above the Tropic of Capricorn. In this area climate is humid and warm all year round. Tropics have only two seasons indeed: a winter (May to October), dry and warm with mild nights, and very hot, humid and rainy summer (November to April).

 

Darwin
Min °C
Max °C
Summer (dec/feb)
25
32
Autumn (mar/may)
24
33
Winter (jun/aug)
19
30
Spring (sep/nov)
25
33

 

Center/ deserts

Climate Australia Desert

Inland Australian desert, generally referred to as Outback in maps presents very hot and dry weather. Temperatures are high, both between day/night and summer/winter.
Australian desert climate can be very unpredictable: it might not rain for years, and then torrential floods can fill depressions of desert creating salt lakes such as Lake Eyre.
Humid days are the hardest, because heat is unbearable: is much better to visit these areas during dry days.

 

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