Climate of Australia

The climate in Australia is said to vary at regular intervals. Most of the parts of the country are semi-arid or desert, i.e., 40% of the area is said to be covered by sand dunes. The south east and south west areas alone are said to possess a temperate climate along with reasonably fertile soil.

Northern areas of Australia is said to possess tropical climate and it varies between the grasslands, tropical rainforests and the desert part. The hot air from the subtropical high pressure belt is said to rule to the climate of the country and is said to be move from north and south in accordance to the season.

The rainfall pattern in Australia is seasonal due to this particular reason. In most parts of Australia, the seasonal lows and high can vary according to the temperature that normally ranges from below zero to above 50 °C.