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Australia climate: when to go to Australia

Australia because of its shape and size is characterized by different types of climate that are very different from each other, we find a large central and western area of the country subject to the desert climate, while the northern end of the peninsula of York is subject to an equatorial climate, the coastal areas of New South Wales and Victoria, and Tasmania are temperate zones, and finally the Queensland coast has a tropical and sub-tropical climate.

Most of the climate of the interior of Australia is desert or sub-desertic, in these areas there is a short rainy season and then for the rest of the year the climate is arid and dry, the driest desert in Australia correspond to the area of Great Sandy, Simpson, Gibson, Tanami and Great Victoria deserts. But the rest of the country is rather dry, much of Australia receives less than 600 mm of rain per year.

Australia is below the equator so the Australian seasons are reversed compared from those of Europe and North America, and the Australian winter is between June and September, while the summer is between December and March.

Very high, especially in arid areas are temperature differences between day and night, sometimes there may be even 30°C difference between the minimum and maximum temperatures of the same day. In northern Australia the rainy season is between December and March, while in the southern part of the country the months between June and September are the wettest.


Being a vast country Australia lends itself to a trip at any time of the year. In principle, we can say that the months between September and March are great to visit the southern parts of the country, specifically the ones where there are the cities of Melbourne and Sydney. The desert areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn, see their best time for a trip in the months between May and October.


Western Australia Climate

Northern Territory Climate

Queensland Climate

New South Wales Climate

Victoria Climate

Canberra Climate

South Australia Climate

Tasmania Climate

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