Australia's Climate Change

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Climate Change

Climate Change: Australia’s weather effects the climate change. They are already the driest inhabited continent on earth, heavily exposed to the dangers of extreme heat and drought. They are home to many globally important and vulnerable ecological systems. Australians are mainly coastal dwellers. Their industries and urban centres face ongoing water limitations. They’re economy, including food production and agriculture, is under threat..



Rain percentage

Australia’s rain percentage: Australia is an essentially arid continent, with 80% of the land having a rainfall less than 600 millimetres per year and 50% having even less than 30 millimetres per year. Australia is in the southern hemisphere so our seasons are opposite from the northern hemisphere; this means that Christmas in Australia is in summer when it’s hot, and summers can get quite a bit hotter than they do in the northern hemisphere.


seasons

There’s also a ‘wet’ and a ‘dry’ season in Australia’s northern tropical areas. The wet season occurrs between November and April, and the dry season between May and October.

If you like hot weather Australia’s north is where you should go. Northern Australia encompasses desert and tropical regions across three states and territories – Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.


summer

Australia in the summer: A four-month heat wave during the Australian summer came in January in bush fires that tore through the eastern and southeastern coasts of the country, where most Australians live. Those record-setting temperatures were followed by torrential rains and flooding in the more densely populated states of New South Wales and Queensland that left at least six people dead and caused roughly $2.43 billion in damage along the eastern seaboard.


Autumn

Autumn lasts from March till May with cool weather and less rainfall. The average high temperature goes down to the mid 20s from the high 20s. Sunshine decreases with only six hours on an average. In Melbourne the weather is mostly rain, it rains a lot during this season.

Winter

In the winter Australia prepares for cool nights and dry weather from June till August. The average temperature goes down to low 20s. Sunshine increases to eight hours a day on an average and rainfall decreases. Except in Brisbane, they get more sun than the rest.

Spring

Starting from September till November, spring is hot and sunny in Brisbane, and begins off very dry. The temperature rises up through the mid 20s, reaching 27°C in November, and nights become warm again. Sunshine goes up to nine hours per day and the sea warms to 24°C by the end of this season, while in Melbourne it stays cooler than Brisbane.

Australia is famous for

Australia is famous for their beaches like the beach ‘Surfers Paradise’, the Gold Coast has a lot of theme parks, high-end boutiques, and some of Australia’s best sporting events. They're all about glitz,glamour, and fun. A lot of surfers go to the 'Surfers Paradise' beach, that is why they call it 'Surfers Paradise.'