Weather and Climate in Australia
The Australian climate can vary due to the size of our continent but is generally not subject to prolonged extremes of hot or cold during the year. This is described as temperate weather. In the northern states, warm weather is expected for most of the year, whilst the southern states experience cooler winters. Being one of the driest continents on earth, the average annual rainfall is less than 600 millimetres.
Being a larger continent, Australia has a variety of climate zones. The northern part of Australia is tropical and the north eastern parts are subtropical. The central and western parts of Australia which are mostly parts of Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory are dry mediterranean or desert.
The most popular places to visit during campervan holidays in Australia are Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart. Most of these places are either subtropical or temperate which means that they make excellent holiday destinations.
Australia’s seasons are as follows – December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring.
You can log on to the Bureau of Meteorology website to get more accurate weather predictions to plan your campervan trip.