I live in England am coming to australia sometime next year. Due to shite weather over here all year round....! i wanna come in the summer. English summer is in June/July/August and winter is in December/January/February. In australia when are the summer months? when is it at its hottest? As i really want to go over and get a tan! heehee!
Winter and summer are at opposite times in the Southern hemisphere. It's a great way to escape the cold Of course, even if you came in the Australian winter, you could just stay up north (gold coast, etc) and you would still find some very nice weather!!
Just adding to Pete- be a bit careful if you come to Aus in late Summer especially in the northern regions as that's our wet season. The rain is great to end a stinking hot day, but it's a bit annoying if you want to actually go out and do something!
Down south it rains more during Winter, so it's something to keep in mind!
Brisbane or anywhere in queensland in november-feb is hot!!! but its very beautiful and worth it,
if you go to New Zealand, expect weather to be about 20-30, not to hot.
I do concur with what those above have said.
Just important to know where the hell in Oz you
are - its a very big continent and you cant catagorise
the weather over the whole flat place :-)
Just to add to all the advice.
I am also English as was a little confused about all the different times of season, wets seasons etc etc before I headed out here but FYI.
January - Arrived in Sydney, It was nicely warm, shorts and t-shirt weather.
February - Melbourne, bit rainy but still warmish with the odd chilly night.
March - Adelaide, very warm, the Barossa wine valley was hot and the Glenelg beach 30 mins from City was v.hot certainly bikini weather but around the city thin skirts and vest top sufficed!
March - Perth, this is when it started getting silly, temps in 40c, just soooo hot. You really notice the difference as soon as you start heading West or North.
March/April- wanted to head to Darwin/Broome but had to head to Cairns instead as Darwin and Broome had serious rain and cyclones!
April - Cairns was very pleasantly warm, sunbathed on the Esplanade and had a brilliant day out on the reef diving.
April - Travelled down the East coast stopping at Magnetic Island/Airlie Beach/Hervey Bay/ Brisbane/Byron Bay - All very warm, maybe the odd shower at night but pretty warm all round.
May - Sydney - Cold, rain, leaves turning brown and falling, wind blowing, temps about 16-17 but going down hill fast.
Hope this helps.....