Weather in Australia
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Weather in Australia

Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of our continent. The northern states typically experience warm weather much of the time, with the southern states experiencing cooler winters. Australia is also one of the driest continents on earth with an average annual rainfall of less than 600 millimetres. Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, Australia's seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring.

Milsons Point, Sydney, NSW. © Steve Back & Destination NSWMilsons Point, Sydney, NSW. © Steve Back & Destination NSW
Weather in Sydney

Weather in Sydney

Sydney enjoys a sunny, Mediterranean-style climate all year round with more than 340 sunny days per year. Summers are warm to hot and winters are mild, with rainfall spread fairly evenly throughout the year. In summer (December - February), average maximum temperatures are around 26°C. It can also be humid at this time with an average humidity of 65 per cent. Average maximum temperatures in the winter months (June-August) are around 16°C. Sydney’s rainfall is highest between March and June. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Sydney.

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Weather in Melbourne

Weather in Melbourne

Victoria's climate is marked by a range of different climate zones, from the hot, dry regions of the northwest to the alpine snowfields in the northeast. Melbourne has a reputation for its changeable weather, often referred to as having ‘four seasons in one day'. Generally the city enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers; mild, temperate springs and autumns; and cool winters. Temperatures average 25°C in summer and 14°C in winter. Rainfall is highest from May to October. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Melbourne.

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Grange Jetty Cafe, Adelaide, SA. © SATC & Adam Bruzzone
Weather in Adelaide

Weather in Adelaide

Find weather, seasonal temperature and climate information for your holiday to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley.

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Cottesloe Beach, Perth, WA. © Rod Gotfried Photography
Weather in Perth

Weather in Perth

Learn more about Perth’s year-round beautiful weather, average rainfall and the many seasonal activities to include in your holiday to South Australia.

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Manly Boat Harbour, Brisbane, QLD. © Paul Ewart & Tourism Queensland
Weather in Brisbane

Weather in Brisbane

Brisbane has a subtropical climate with warm or hot weather for most of the year. In summer (December - February), maximum temperatures average around 30°C. The city experiences its highest rainfall in summer which sometimes brings thunderstorms and occasional floods. This is also the most humid time of the year in Brisbane. Winter time is generally dry and mild. Most winter days are sunny with average temperatures of around 17°C. The average monthly rainfall over the year is around 96 mm. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Brisbane.

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Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns, QLD. © Paul Ewart & Tourism and Events Queensland
Weather in Cairns

Weather in Cairns

Like the rest of Queensland, Cairns experiences two distinct weather seasons, the ‘wet' season and the ‘dry' season. Tropical Cairns has hot and humid summers and mild, dry winters. The average annual rainfall is around 1992 mm, mostly falling between January and March. The wet season begins building up around December, resulting in humid days and stormy nights. Typical daytime temperatures in Cairns are 23-31°C in mid-summer and 18 °C in mid-winter. Tropical cyclones sometimes occur from November through May. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Cairns.

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Hobart, TAS. © Tourism Tasmania & Alastair Bett
Weather in Hobart

Weather in Hobart

Tasmania and Hobart experience four distinct seasons. Its climate is described as mild temperate maritime. The warmest months are December, January, February and March with average temperatures of around 21°C. With an annual average of 626 millimetres of rainfall, Hobart is Australia's second-driest capital city. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, although the winter months are the wettest. During winter the island feels the southerly winds from the Antarctic and experiences some of the Australia’s coolest temperatures. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Hobart.

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Canberra, ACT. © Tourism Australia
Weather in Canberra

Weather in Canberra

Canberra has a mostly dry climate with warm to hot summers and cool winters. Canberra has around nine hours a day of sunshine in summer, dropping to around five hours in winter. January is the hottest month with average maximum temperatures of 28°C. The average annual rainfall is 629 mm with October the wettest month. During winter snow falls in the nearby Australian Alps. Average daily temperatures in the city in winter are around 11°C; dropping below 0°C at night. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Canberra.

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West MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs, NT. © Tourism NT
Weather in Alice Springs

Weather in Alice Springs

The climate of Alice Springs in Australia's Red Centre is one of extremes. Unlike the Top End of the Northern Territory which has a tropical climate, the Red Centre has a semi-arid climate. In summer (December-February), average temperatures range between 20°C and 35°C. In winter (June-August), the average temperature range is 3°C -20°C. Spring and autumn have warm days and cool evenings. Rainfall varies dramatically from year to year, but the annual average is around 286mm. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Alice Springs.

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Weather in Broome

Weather in Broome

Broome has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and warm winters. From October to April temperatures average around 33°C. Winters (June-August) are mild, with average daily July temperatures around 27°C. Overnight temperatures rarely fall below 5°C at any time of year. The average annual rainfall is 532 mm but sometimes no rain falls for months. January to March is the wettest time of year. Tropical cyclones can occur from November to April, most commonly in January and February. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Broome.

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