Australia is a big country and you can’t expect the weather to be the same from East to West or North to South. The country is divided into eight states and territories, and most of them have four seasons. The only ones that are different are the states located in the tropical north, where you get a wet and a dry season.
Since it’s located in the Southern hemisphere, the weather is opposite to the one in the Northern hemisphere. So, if we have summer in Europe or the US, the Australians will have winter, and vice versa.
Here’s how the seasons unfold on the Australian territory:
- Summer – December to February;
- Autumn – March to May;
- Winter – June to August;
- Spring – September to November.
Due to the positioning on the planet’s surface, the weather gets colder as you move towards the South, so if you’re not a fan of lower temperatures, it’s best to stay up north.
Summer in Australia – Best Time to Visit
Overall, the high season is between December and February when the weather is wet and hot up north and bush fires happen in the south. This is the time to participate in all sorts of events, enjoy the beautiful beaches, and catch some interesting waves.
Remember to wear sunscreen and always keep your head protected (use scarves, hats, caps, and so on). The Australian sun is not merciful, and many tourists get heat-strokes and/or sunburns.
The sunny weather is also a fantastic way to promote your business with promotional hats or caps with your brand and logo. Make these and hand them for free to tourists who were not as careful about the weather, or have your entire party wearing them (if you’re in a large group). These are easy to make and the costs are not that high – see for yourself.
Less Crowded Seasons
If you don’t like crowded beaches and really hot weather, then you may want to schedule your visit in Autumn or Spring. The weather is still warm, the sky is mostly clear but beware of the cool nights. Also, keep in mind that during Easter, the coastal areas get busy with families on vacation.
Overall, Australia is beautiful in Autumn, when the forests and vegetation start to show different colors.
Winter is the season with the fewest tourists because the days and nights are cool (lower temperatures in south and mild in the north). Still, there are plenty of sunny days so you can enjoy your adventure on foreign land.
Tourists get access to most attractions even in low season but make sure to check their daily schedule first (some attractions keep shorter hours than in summer). And, if you truly want to feel adventurous, now it’s the time to see the famous Australian desert! Not to mention that you may be lucky enough to spot some whales – just make sure to find the best-recommended spots for this activity.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Australia, regardless of season and weather, but it’s good to know what to expect and prepare yourself for a more comfortable and fun vacation.