Australia Climate







Australia Climate - Climate in Australia



Australia Climate - Climate in Australia

Australia, the smallest continent in the world, has a very interesting variety of climates because of its location.


Sandwiched between the Indian and the Pacific oceans, Australia’s climate varies from desert or semi-arid to tropical rainforest, to grassland climates.
Based on the Koppen Classfication, Australia’s climate is classified into the following: Equatorial, Tropical, Subtropical, Desert, Grassland, and Temperate.
Generally speaking though, Australia has a temperate climate, specially the Southeastern region, spanning from South Australia to New South Wales.



This temperate zone climate is also described as an oceanic climate, or marine west coast climate. In this zone, people enjoy mild winters and bright warm summers with an average of 3,000 hours of sunlight every year.

Climate in Australia

It’s the best place to be if you are the kind who can’t stand extreme weathers. Just nice and cool winters from June to August at an average of 13 degrees Celsius or 56 degrees Fahrenheit.


And enjoys fun and warm summers from December to March at an average of 29 degrees Celsius or 84 degrees Fahrenheit.


This zone also experiences rainfall, which is evenly distributed between winter and summer. In the vast deserts of Australia though, expectedly the climate is semi-arid.

 Also called steppe climate, semi-arid are those climatic regions, which experience low yearly rainfall. 


 In Australia’s case, average annual rainfall ranges from 8 to 10 inches each year. However, the region also experiences thunderstorms with an approximate of 15-20 thunderstorms every year.

During winter, temperature in these arid deserts can fall as low as 18 degree Celsius or 64 degree Fahrenheit. And you could just imagine the rest.
In some Australian territories, however, climate can be harsh at times.

Like the Australian Capital Territory, which has all four seasons, can have extreme winters and summers at times. Fogs and frosts are a normal occurrence in this zone, especially in Canberra.

In the Northern Territory, though, there are only two distinct climates—the tropical climate in the Northern end and the desert or semi-arid climate, in the Central Region.


The tropical climate brings only two seasons—the wet and dry seasons. The wet season, which comes in November and lasts until April, brings monsoon rains, tropical cyclones and even thunderstorms but never a frost.

Australia Climate


During dry season on the other hand, which occurs from May to October, humidity is averaged at 30%. It is almost always bright and sunny during this season.

Another relatively temperate region in Australia is the Southwest coastal area. Being an agricultural region, it enjoys a perfectly temperate weather with annual rainfall averaging at 700 mm. However, it can also experience very dry months from November to March.

Generally speaking, the climate in Australia is very nice and ideal for all types of people. Especially for the outgoing type of individuals who enjoy outdoor activities.



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