Spring in Australia. Skiing in the spring, flower festivals, and trips to the beach The opposite of the northern hemisphere, spring in Australia begins in September and concludes in late November, heralding the approach of summer. Geologically speaking, it is still winter but the days are getting longer and there's plenty of light for plants to grow by.
The best time to visit Australia is between April and October. Avoid visiting during school holidays or major public holidays such as Australia Day (January 26), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day (April 25), and Christmas Day. If you plan to travel during these times, book your accommodation early as hotels and restaurants will be very busy then.
Australia has six main seasons: winter, autumn, spring, summer, new season, and back to winter again. This is depending on where you go in the country. For example, near the southern ocean you will find that spring starts later and ends earlier than in central Queensland where it is hot all year round. You can see which season is currently taking place where you are by looking at the weather report. If it says it's cold outside, you're in winter; if it says it's warm out there, you're in spring or autumn.
It's summertime in Australia. It starts on December 1st and lasts through the end of February. For visitors from northern hemisphere nations such as the United States, Canada, England, and northern Asian and European countries, the Australian summer almost perfectly corresponds with the northern winter. Australians call this time of year "the season", which is why we say "summer in Australia" instead of just "summer".
We experience three distinct seasons in Australia: summer, autumn/winter, and spring. The best time to visit Australia is between April and October, when it's not too hot or cold, not wet nor dry. The worst time to visit is either early in the year before the weather has warmed up or late in the year after the temperatures have dropped below zero.
In summer, the days are usually between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius and there is a high percentage of sunshine. Autumn/Winter in Australia comes next, with daytime temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures dropping below 10 degrees Celsius. Spring is finally here, with warm days ranging from 10 to 16 degrees Celsius and nights that rarely drop below 5 degrees Celsius.
The best times to visit some of Australia's most popular destinations include: Sydney during spring for its beautiful beaches and outdoor festivals; Melbourne during autumn for its vibrant culture and music scene; and the Outback for its vast deserts and red rocks at sunset.
The Fundamentals Each season in Australia runs from December 1 to the end of February, with summer lasting from December 1 to the end of February, autumn lasting from March to May, winter lasting from June to August, and spring lasting from September to November. The exact dates change from year to year depending on when the seasons start and finish.
Key points to note about the Australian climate are that it is mostly humid subtropical outside the desert areas, there is significant daily variation in temperature, it can get cold at night in winter and hot during the day in summer, and it rains a lot.
Australia is divided into four distinct climatic regions: tropical north, tropical south, temperate east, and continental west. Each region has its own unique characteristics based on altitude, proximity to oceans or continents, and latitude.
Tropical north Australia includes Darwin and surrounding areas. It is dominated by rainforest and suffers from poor air quality due to emissions from coal mines nearby. About one-third of the world's total solar radiation reaches this area, so it is very sunny. Temperatures vary little between days and nights, generally staying around 10 degrees Celsius all year round.
Tropical south Australia includes Port Augusta and surrounding areas. It is known for its red desert and has very hot summers and mild winters.