Climate, seasons and weather Australia
Australia experiences the same alternation of seasons as we do. But you are in the Southern Hemisphere: the seasons are therefore reversed in relation to the northern hemisphere. Here, we celebrate Christmas in swimsuits! Considering the size of the country, there is always a place in the year where life is good. But the reverse is also valid.
Remember to plan your trip well according to the climate of the region visited, so as not to arrive in the middle of the rainy season in Queensland or suffer the scorching summer in Uluru!
New South Wales (Sydney)
East of the cordillera, the coast, with the 3 main cities of the state: Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.
The climate is there humid subtropical, that is to say that the summers are hot and rainy, the winters generally quite short and cool. In fact, Sydney and New South Wales are nice no matter what the season.
West of the Cordillera, towards the interior of the continent, the climate changes and becomes more arid and hot.
If Melbourne is regularly named "the most pleasant city in the world", it is also thanks to its climate, pleasant all year round. No drought or intense heat as in the north, but a real alternation of seasons, very appreciable in this country of extremes, with however quite hot summers, from December to February, and cool winters, from June to August.
But beware: the city is known for its changing weather every day, the blue and clear sky can suddenly give way to large gray clouds and pouring rain! As proof: it is nicknamed the “City of four seasons in one day”! Victoria is also the wettest state in Australia after Tasmania.
300 sunny days per year: "Sunshine State" is aptly named!
Queensland is dominated by 2 very marked seasons: very hot and humid summers, from November to May, and mild and dry winters, from May to September.
The far north of the state is more affected by monsoons, from January to March.
Around the cordillera, the climate passes from tropical to subtropical, then temperate going south. And by heading towards the center of the country, we go from the bush to the outback, with a much drier and hotter climate.
The best season to visit the Red Center is between May and October. The days are then soft and sunny, followed by cool nights, regularly flirting with zero.
Summer (December to February) is particularly trying, with temperatures regularly exceeding 40 ° C! Visiting the region at this time quickly becomes scorching; it is also the off-season.
The country of all extremes suffers from major natural disasters throughout the year. He knows drought episodes, amplified by the phenomenon of global warming and the deterioration of the ozone layer. The bushfires are frequent and the State of Victoria is particularly affected by this scourge.
Periods of drought are also increasingly long, with reduced rainfall sometimes creating a real water shortage, with catastrophic repercussions for farmers and herders. The passage into the new millennium was accompanied by the Millennium Drought, which particularly affected southern Australia from 1995 to 2009.
These episodes of extreme aridity give way to equally devastating climatic phenomena, cyclones. The north of the country is particularly exposed.