Australia"s climate is generally very pleasant and mild. Most of the country receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year!


Being a very large continent, many areas are characterised by various weather conditions, depending on their latitude. Australia is part of the southern hemisphere, so its seasons will be opposite to what you’re used to. When it’s winter in Europe and Latin America, it’s summer south of the equator.

There are four seasons across most of Australia, with the tropical north experiencing a wet and dry season. Summer runs from December to March (average temperature 29°C), autumn throughout March to May, winter runs from June to August (average 13°C) and spring from September to November.

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Australia’s most populated area (andthe most frequented by tourists), the east coast, enjoys a pleasant climate.The ocean waters play a big part in the changing weather conditions.

It’s moisesparabebesweb.common for Melbourne toexperience all four seasons in one day ­– one minute it can be sunny before it quicklyturns to rain. It’s often warmer and dryer the further north you travel. Sydneyexperiences warm but mild weather throughout the year where it tends to behotter and dryer in Brisbane.

Summer is hot with warm nights.Winters, on the other hand, are rather cool and rainy, but they continue tooffer many sunny days.


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Perth experiences hot, dry summersand mild winters. It’s unusual for it to rain during summer but thunderstormsand rain are very moisesparabebesweb.common during the cooler months.

The south coast of Western Australiaexperiences cold fronts and winds that moisesparabebesweb.come from Antarctica.


Despite being so far away from eachother, Darwin and Cairns experience similar weather throughout the year. The northernend of Australia experiences wet and dry seasons, unlike other parts ofAustralia.

Darwin experiences the wet season fromNovember to April where temperatures range from 25°C to 34°C. This season is characterisedby high humidity, monsoonal rains and storms. The dry season occurs from May toOctober and is characterised by warm, dry sunny days with cooler nights. Whilethe temperature doesn’t differ too much throughout the year, the humidity isn’tas high during the dry season.

Cairns experiences heavy rainfallduring the summer months when the weather is quite humid and hot. There arelower levels of rainfall during autumn/ winter, but the wind can be quitestrong. The temperature during the “cooler” months is still fairly warm butmild and it isn’t as humid.


The climate in the Australian desert – generally referred to as the outback on maps – is very hot and dry. During summer, the outback is very hot and humid – some days have seen temperatures as high as 50°C. Unknown to many, the outback can experience below freezing temperatures during the winter months.

InAustralia’s desert, conditions can be unpredictable: it may not rain for yearsor torrential rain may cause flooding by filling areas to create salt lakes,such as Lake Eyre.