Data confidence level:
This FACT indicates the summer average temperatures of each Australian capital city using data from 2000 to 2015. The island continent of Australia features a wide range of climates, with tropical weather in the north, a hot, dry and arid climate through the interior, and mild - often referred to as Mediterranean - regions of the south and west. Because of the disparity of climatic zones, highest and lowest temperatures should be viewed with caution, and compared to the average rainfall during different seasons; especially if used for planning a holiday or for relocation. Summers are mostly hot through most of the country, with the average January maximum temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius (°C) over most of the mainland. The city with the highest average temperature is Darwin with 31.6°C. The city with the lowest average maximum temperature is Hobart with 21.6°C, moderated by the sea and gully winds of the island-state. Bureau of Meteorology data for Canberra is only available from 2008 onwards.