South Australia (Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Nullarbor Plain)
The climate in the state of South Australia can be divided into two zones. On the one hand the climate around Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, on the other hand the coastal area around the desert area Nullarbor Plain. The weather in the area around Adelaide and Kangaroo Island is Mediterranean. In summer you can also look forward to dry days without much rainfall. The average summer temperature in Adelaide is 27 ° C, during this time there are an average of four rainy days. The water temperature is refreshing at 19 degrees. The best time to travel to Adelaide is therefore in the months of October to April. But Adelaide is also worth a trip in autumn and winter. At this time the temperatures averaged 18 ° C. When planning your trip, however, you should note that there can be 13 to 17 rainy days per month in autumn and winter.
According to sunglassestracker, the south coast on the Nullarboor Plain is much drier compared to Adelaide. Very few rainy days and a total rainfall of less than 250 mm per year transform this region of South Australia into a desert landscape. Even in winter there is little rain here. Severe cyclones should be expected from March to August.
I recommend the months of October to March as the best travel time for South Australia .
Victoria (Melbourne): November to March as the best time to travel
The climate in Victoria is temperate. In contrast to other parts of Australia, you can clearly feel the different seasons in the weather here. Melbourne’s climate diagram can help you find out what the weather is like in Victoria.
Climate table for Melbourne
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While the summer months in Melbourne in January and February are the warmest months with 26 ° C, the thermometer can drop to 10 to 12 ° C in winter. In summer you have to expect an average of eleven rainy days per month, in winter the precipitation rises to 16 rainy days. In general, the weather in Melbourne can change very quickly and is quite unpredictable. If the sun was just shining and the sky was shining without clouds, it could rain heavily just a few minutes later. It is not for nothing that Australians say that you can experience “four seasons in one day” in Melbourne.
I recommend the warm months from November to March as the best travel time for Victoria . At this time you can look forward to warm temperatures around 26 to 30 ° C. You don’t have to fear too much rain.
Tasmania (Hobart): October to March is the best time to travel
Tasmania is located off the south coast of Australia and is very different from the climate of the other states due to its location as an island. The weather in Tasmania is often compared to the weather in Great Britain. There are moderately warm summers and mild winters here. From a climatic point of view, Tasmania can be divided into two climatic zones. In the east of the island there are flat land areas, while the west is characterized by mountains. The climate table for the Tasmanian capital Hobart shows how the weather is in Tasmania.
Climate table Hobart
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Due to the winds from the Pacific, the summers in Tasmania are relatively cool with an average of 21 ° C for Australia. The water temperature averages 16 ° C in summer. You don’t have to worry about many rainy days in summer, the warm months are rather dry. In autumn and winter you should be prepared for fresh temperatures of around 12 ° C to 15 ° C in eastern Tasmania. The west of Tasmania is largely untouched and impresses with its mountainous and rugged landscape. Compared to the east of Tasmania, there is much more rain here. Since the mountainous region is influenced by the westerly winds of the seas, precipitation in the western national parks of Tasmania can amount to around 2500 mm per year.
The best time to travel to Tasmania is the warm months from October to March. So you can experience the vegetation in its full bloom.