Weather in Australia
The country experiences four distinct seasons, with summer from December to February, autumn from March to May, winter from June to August and spring from September to November.
Temperatures are generally at their lowest in July, but even then, averages are recorded at a mild 50-70°F (10-20°C). In the southern areas during January/February, the temperature reaches between 70-80°F (25-30°C) whilst the tropical areas can experience above 80°F (30°C) during summer.
The interior of the nation, often referred to as ‘the outback’, is dry and barren and experiences more extreme weather conditions than the coastal regions; summers can be extremely hot and winters can bring temperatures below freezing. Furthermore, arable land is scarce, and it follows that this area is sparsely populated.
Alternatively, northern Australia and north Western Australia have a tropical climate, and heavy rainfall and even monsoons are known to descend in the summer season.
The southern coast, which includes Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, possesses the best climate by far, with mild winters and warm summers. Though snow is a rarity, winters can be wet.
Tasmania and the alpine regions claim the coldest climate.
Above all else, when it comes to the weather in Australia, expats should respect the tenacity of the sunshine. Be sure to apply sunscreen with a respectable SPF factor when outside, and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.