You probably already know Australia is a relatively hot country, but the map above shows how the clinate of its various regions compares to other places on earth (including cities).
For example, northern Australia has a similar climate to India (an admittedly vague reference point) and the middle of Australia is similar to the Sahara Desert.
The map takes into account not only average annual temperatures (high and lows) but also Köppen Climate Classifications. Precipitation levels may vary.
Other regions include:
- North Western Australia – Gulf Coast of Mexico
- Western Australia – Baja California (Mexico)
- South Western Australia – Southern California
- Eastern and Western Central Australia – Sona Desert
- North Eastern Australia – Florida and NE India
- Eastern Australia – Southern Brazil
- South Central Australia – South Africa
- South South Central Australia – Central Italy
- Eastern South Eastern Australia – Buenos Areas Province
- Western South Eastern Australia – San Francisco Bay Area
- Central Tasmania – UK & Ireland or Vancouver Canada
- North Eastern Tasmania – Northern California
- Western Tasmania – Southern Chile
To lean more about the weather and climate of Australia have a look at the following books:
- The Weather and Climate of Australia and New Zealand
- How to Understand Australian Weather: The Essential Guide for all Visitors and Travellers in Australia
- A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End
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