Australia weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Australia.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Australia. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Australia (Sydney) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Australia weather overview

This island continent is almost as large as the United States. As such, and since weather conditions vary substantially from region to region, we have broken the weather guide down into specific areas.

Remember that Australian summers and winters are the reverse of those in Europe, so summer, broadly speaking, is the period from October to March, while April to September are the winter months for Australians.

More about Australia

Which is the hottest month in Australia?

The hottest time of year in Sydney, Australia is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Australia?

In terms of rainfall, March is usually the wettest month in Sydney, Australia with 153mm on average. There are normally 13 days in March with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Australia?

The sunniest time of year in Sydney, Australia is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 67% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Australia?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Sydney, Australia in February when the water temperature reaches 23°C.

What is the flight time to Australia from the UK?

The flight time to Australia from the UK is typically 17 to 26 hours.

What is the time difference between Australia and the UK?

The time difference between Australia and the UK is GMT+8 to GMT+10.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Australia?

The main language spoken in Australia is English.

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What is the currency in Australia?

The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD).

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Which plugs are used in Australia?

Australia uses electrical plug type I (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Australia?

They drive on the left side of the road in Australia.

Do you need a visa for Australia?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Australia.

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Compare Australia weather with the USA

Below the Australia weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Australia (Sydney) and the USA (Washington).

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