Weather and Climate

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.

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.