Country guides Australasia
Climate in Australia
Australia has a hot and sunny climate, with most of the country receiving more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. In summer (December to March) the average temperature is 84F (29C), and the hottest region is the northern two-thirds of the country, which experiences humid and wet conditions at this time of year. Further south summer is warm with occasional hot spells and mild nights. The average temperature in winter (June to August) is 56F (13C) for the country as a whole; warm days and mild nights in the northern areas become cool and showery in the south (although there are still plenty of sunny days).