bom.gov.au - for current weather forecasts, warnings, observations, and radar images visit the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology web site
Tropical Zone – north of the Tropic of Capricorn with two seasons: the Dry (April – November) and the Wet (December – March).
Central Zone – hot summer, and cool nights in the winter.
Southern Zone – Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania.
A detailed map climate zones based on temperature and humidity can be accessed on the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology web site
Another important component of Australian weather are severe droughts that return every two to seven years and associated with phenomenon known as El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
To learn more about ENSO, you can visit following websites: Australian Bureau of Meteorology ENSO Wrap-Up, US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Diagnostics Center ENSO pages.
The seasons in Australia are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere.
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Australia is a large continent with diverse climate and weather.
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