year-round weather guide...
climates dominate the continent of Australia. The
north is tropical, warm, humid and rainy. Most of
the interior is hot, barren, and rather desolate.
The coastal strip is generally warm and somewhat humid.
Rainfall varies from generous in Queensland to sparse
in Victoria. This narrow, flat, scenic plain is home
to most Australians and boasts some of the most beautiful
and pleasant weather on earth.
year-round mild to warm temperatures, few areas can
top coastal Queensland near Brisbane,
called the Gold Coast.
In general, the weather is a match for Hawaii or other
semi-tropical resort areas. The best months to visit
are May and September through October, before the
humidity and rainfall increase.
The greater Sydney
area boasts a magnificent, mild temperature pattern.
Rainfall, cloudiness and humidity can be a problem
at times. The best combination of moderate temperature
and humidity with the least rainfall would be found
during October through December.
The climate of
Melbourne is much
like that of coastal California. It does get chilly
here during the Southern Hemisphere's winter months
of June through August. Best months to visit are November
through March (especially February).
If you want to
visit the interior, you'll find Alice
Springs a good base. It's hot in the summer,
cool in the winter, and averages less than 10 inches
of rain per year. Perth
in Western Australia, boasts a warm climate with moderate
rainfall. The driest months are August and September.
Source: Traveler's Weather Guide by Tom Loffman.
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