Australia has four seasons in a year, this includes summer , winter, autumn and spring. Summer starts at the month of December to February, Autumn from March to May, Winter from June to August and Spring from September to November. The country experiences variety of climate due to its size. In Southern cities like Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide , Perth, and Sydney the average temperature ranges from:
- Summer – minimum of 16 and maximum of 30. There are time if there is heatwave, temperature reaches up to 44 in degrees Celsius as of summer 2014
- Winter – from minimum of 6 and maximum of 14 degrees Celsius . Some part of Australia has snow specially on the mountain side.
Summer Record year 2014
This years summer has the record of temperature at least 41 -44 degrees in a whole week. Just imagining being outside in the sun especially to those who work in the field. People choose to stay inside the house especially those elders and young ones which are so vulnerable. people are advise to keep itself hydrated to avoid heat stress and heat stroke. Some incidents happen that caused death to individuals due to heat exhaustion. In my three years stay here in Australia, this year was the best year ever, because I have experienced all the different weather and I am out of the house mostly since I started working. this time I appreciate and feel how is summer feels like, but though I wished I stayed home but I am still enjoying it. Once your out you will get used to the heat for 8 hours and looking forward to be home and relax in an air-conditioned room.
Summer is often a drought time in the country, poor tress died especially those that hasn’t been taken care of. not a good time for animals too, sometimes lakes and rivers dried up. I sometimes leave a bucket of water outside for birds to drink, which at least help a bit. Don’t forget to put oon sunscreen and wear a hat when you go outside because one word I can describe summer in Australia is that ” It is really hot, super hot”.