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Australia sunindex: the best time to travel to Australia
If there is one ideal winter sun destination, it must be Australia. Because Australia is located south of the equator it is summer here during our winter. The best period to travel to Australia for a beach destination is during local spring. During the local summer the northern part of the country has a tropical climate with hot and wet months. The southern and western part of the country are very pleasant from November till March.
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Australia climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Australia? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Australia
 

 

Sunny holidays in Australia
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Australia. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Australia
  average
maximum
temperature
(in °C
/°F)
average
minimum
temperature
(in °C
/°F)
average
hours of
sun
per day
average
sea water
temperature
(in °C
/°F)
time to travel
here for a
sunny holiday?
chance of
rain /
showers
chance of
hurricanes
Explanation of symbols
January 26 / 79 19 / 66 7 24 / 75 - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 26 / 79 19 / 66 7 24 / 75
March 25 / 77 18 / 64 7 24 / 75
April 23 / 73 15 / 59 7 23 / 73
May 20 / 68 12 / 54 6 21 / 70  
June 18 / 64 9 / 48 6 20 / 68  
July 17 / 63 8 / 46 7 20 / 68  
August 18 / 64 9 / 48 7 19 / 66  
September 20 / 68 11 / 52 7 19 / 66  
October 22 / 72 14 / 57 8 19 / 66  
November 24 / 75 16 / 61 8 21 / 70    
December 26 / 79 18 / 64 8 22 / 72  
 
The weather in Australia
Australia has four climate zones. The northern part of the country has a tropical climate with a warm and wet period from November till April. The western part of Australia as well as parts of Queensland have a subtropical climate with slightly lower temperatures and much lower precipitation figures during the winter. The outback has a continental climate with hot days and cool nights during the winter. The southern part of the country has a moderate climate with very pleasant weather from October till April and low precipitation figures during this period. Hurricanes (cyclones) only occur in the northern part of Australia. The northeastern part has the biggest risk of hurricanes, the northwestern part to a lesser degree. The hurricane season is from January till March.
Australia climate information

Popular destinations in Australia
Because Australia is an island it is surrounded by beautiful beaches. Among the most popular beach destinations are Whitsunday Beach and Whiteheaven Beach. However, most people who spend their holiday in Australia combine a few days on the beach with a trip through the country.

Useful facts & tips
- The northern part of the island has a tropical climate and consequently gets many showers
- Please, bear in mind that UV-index figures are extremely high during the summer. We advise
  you to apply sunscreen with a high protection factor, wear a hat or cap and wear covering
  clothing.
- In some regions it may get cold during the night. We advise you to bring a sweater or jacket.
- If you travel alone leave a traveling schedule with your family or friends in case of emergencies.
- It is illegal to import perishable food such as meat, cheese, fruit and bread
- If you travel to Australia try to spend as much time as possible. To get an impression of this
  immense country you will need at least 3-4 weeks.
- Divers will probably know, but the most beautiful diving spot in the world is situated off the coast
  of Australia: the Great Barrier Reef.
- A good travel insurance is a must. Make sure transportation costs to your own country are also
  covered.
- In Australia hurricanes are known as cyclones or Willy-Willy

More about Australia?
The following sites are specialized in providing Australia information:
What's the weather like in Australia
Australia information
Australia information
Australia tourism
wikipedia
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