Australia is nothing like any other
country in the world.
It is the only continent whose terrain
landscapes have not been changed by the earths’ upheaval.
Like the lay of the land, the season in Australia vary in
sequence from the norm.
Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, the seasons
in Australia follow a different succession. Summer season is
felt from December to February, followed by autumn from
March to May.
The land is covered with snow in the season of
winter from June to August and lastly, spring season from
September to the end of November. Australian seasons
commence on the initial day of the month unlike in
most other countries seasons which begin on the
twenty-first day of December and June are the longest and
shortest days respectively. Autumn and spring solstices are
noted on the twenty-first of March and September.
With the season in Australia following this cycle,
this means that Christmas is celebrated at the peak
of summer. The mid-year break for students happens
in the cold of winter.
Even though the four known
calendar seasons have the same names as the northern
hemisphere seasons, the weather experienced during
these seasons vary differently from each other.
Australia is normally an exceptionally dry place;
hence summers can get a great deal hotter.
The pattern of
rainfall is also unique with some places having copious rain
at one time of the year followed by almost none at other
times. In the northern part of the
continent, Australian season has two well-defined
These two distinct seasons are the wet
season, which is roughly from April to November; and
the dry, from November to April, with temperatures
variances remaining to tropical conditions.
As far as the Australian seasons go, there are
greater rainy days in autumn. An average of 12 days
each in the months of March, April and May,
experience rain and between seven and eight rainfall
for the rest of the remaining months of the year.
Rainfall is normally light with an estimated 2.8
inches of rainwater per month in spring and to 5.3
inches in the season of autumn. Indigenous Australians have
long had their own take on the seasons of Australia.
It is very different from the seasonal calendar
brought by the British in 1788. The Jawoyn of the Northern
Territory of Australia, distinguish six seasons.
which equates for the wet season lasts from January to
February. Bungarung, or the end of the rains, lasts from
March to mid-April. Jungalk, the searing start of the dry
period, lasts from mid-April to the end of May.
the cooler, middle part of the dry season, lasts from June
to the end of August. Worrwopmi, the humid phase, lasts from
September to the last days of October. Wakaringding, the
humid instance when the initial rains begin to fall, lasts
from November until the last days of December.