People often ask what the weather is like in Australia?
The answer is that it varies a lot! The same for the
rainfall. If you live in the United States, it is
like comparing the weather in Mexico to the weather
in New York. If you live in Europe, it is like comparing
the weather in Paris to the weather in North Africa.
Typically the northern parts of Australia are warm
to hot all of the year. It makes sense as it is closer
to the Equator. In the north, the summer is also the
rainy season. You may want to take this into account
when you make your vacation plans to Australia.
The coastal areas around Sydney are mild in the winter
with minimum temperatures often staying above 50 to
60 degrees F. The summers are warmer and are typically
in the 80 degree F range. One should be warned that
there are some instances where Australia may become
very cold during the winter. When we say cold, we
don't mean Stockholm cold or Chicago cold. However,
especially at the higher elevations in Tasmania and
the Victoria, snow may be abundant and temperatures
are below freezing. In fact many people do not know
that there are ski resorts in the mountains of Australia.
The following tables should give you an idea of what
to expect if you plan to vacation in Australia.