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camping in Australia in Summer (Dec-Feb)

Introduction

  • camping in Summer in most popular summer campgrounds in Australia will generally require many months of advanced booking to ensure a site if it coincides with the summer school holidays, particularly over Xmas and on Australia Day long weekend
  • most areas will have hot days which means you will need a plentiful supply of drinking walking especially if hiking, and a need to also manage bushfire risk in the southern regions in particular
  • the heat in northern Australia is quite oppressive and in coastal areas, humid with high rainfall, storms and cyclone risk

Mean climate in January

locale Max Temp Min Temp RainDays CloudDays rainfall near beach 3pm RH 3pm wind kph
Darwin 32degC 25degC 19 24 432mm yes, crocs, stingers 70% 18
Alice Springs 36degC 22degC 3 7 40mm no 22% 16
Broome 33degC 26degC 9 15 191mm yes, stingers, rarely crocs 65% 20
Port Douglas 30degC 24degC 11 400mm yes, crocs, stingers 73%
Cairns 32degC 24degC 16 17 400mm yes, crocs, stingers 66% 16
Townsville 31degC 24degC 12 14 269mm yes, crocs, stingers 65% 20
Hervey Bay 30degC 23degC 8 126mm yes 61% 22
Sunshine coast 29degC 21degC 10 145mm yes 70% 24
northern NSW beaches 28degC 21degC 11 12 165mm yes 74% 25
Wollongong coast 26degC 18degC 11 13 130mm yes 68% 14
Merimbula 24degC 15degC 5 10 75mm yes 66% 21
Mallacoota Vic 24deg C 16degC 6 64mm yes 66% 21
Lakes Entrance 24deg C 15degC 7 12 56mm yes 66% 21
Sale 26deg C 13degC 6 12 45mm yes 51% 23
Wilsons prom lighthouse 20degC 14degC 7 15 52mm yes 72% 34
Wonthaggi 24degC 13degC 6 16 48mm yes 61% 17
Echuca 31degC 15degC 3 7 28mm no 29% 14
Mildura 33degC 17degC 3 6 22mm no 27% 17
Flinders Ranges SA 34degC 18degC 2 5 20mm no 24% 11
Warrnambool 22degC 13degC 5 11 33mm yes 66% 17
Apollo Bay 22degC 14degC 6 53mm yes
australia/camping_summer.txt · Last modified: 2021/04/16 16:05 by gary1