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Following are an indicator of the typical climate conditions for the capital cities around Australia. Follow the links to view climate stats and charts.

Please take into consideration that we do experience unusual climatic changes. It is accepted that Australia is currently going through an unusually long drought period, where spring and summer seasons have produced some unusual hot weather. All information provided are just indicators.

ADELAIDE (SA) The climate is distinctly Mediterranean, with the nearby Southern Ocean ensuring warm to hot, dry summers and cool mild winters. Adelaide has four seasons, with June to September being the coolest and November to March being the warmest. Rain is heaviest during May to September.
BRISBANE (QLD) Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with hot humid summers and balmy nights. Summer can have a number of very hot days. The winters are mild and dry, with most days being sunny.
CANBERRA (ACT) Canberra enjoys warm summers, with cool and often windy winters. Night temperature during winter are cold, with frost also common during winter.
DARWIN (NT) Australia's most remote capital city, enjoys tropical climate with year round sunshine, however there are two distinct seasons known as 'The Wet' (November to April) and 'The Dry' (May to October). You will notice the build up of heat from about October through to December, along with the sharp rise in humidity. This is 'The Wet' season, with January to March producing much of the rain. During 'The Dry' season, nights are cool and balmy with lower humidity.
HOBART (TAS) Located in the cool temperate zone, Hobart is the second driest capital city in Australia. Spring (September to November) can be very windy, when you may still see snow on the surrounding hills. Summer (December to February) is a popular time, when it is warm and great to be outdoors. Autumn (March to May) is mild, with winter (June to August) being often cloudy, cold and wet.
MELBOURNE (VIC) Melbourne is considered part of the temperate zone in Australia. Spring time is cool, with October also being the wettest month. It enjoys warm to hot summers, with January to February being the warmest months. There are on average more 30°C plus days in Melbourne than Sydney. Autumns are generally mild, with June and July being the coldest months. Melbourne has substantially less rain than Sydney.
PERTH (WA) With an average of eight hours of sunshine per day, Perth enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. February is usually the warmest time of the year, with winters being short and mild. The wet season is usually from late autumn to early spring (May to September).
SYDNEY (NSW) Sydney has temperate climate. Jan-Jun are the wettest periods, with Dec-Mar being the warmest time of the year, with temperature being a few degrees warmer the further west you go. Winter is pleasant, often being the driest time of the year.
Following are more climate conditions for the towns and cities around Australia:
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Canberra
New South Wales (NSW) Sydney
Northern Territory (NT) Alice SpringsDarwin
Queensland (QLD) Brisbane
South Australia (SA) AdelaideKingscote
Tasmania (TAS) Hobart
Victoria (VIC) Melbourne
Western Australia (WA) BroomeMargaret RiverPerth
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