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This FACT indicates the average temperature in winter of each Australian capital city using data from as early as 1855 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. Generally, winters are warm in the north and cooler in the south, with overnight frosts common in inland areas south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Only well above sea level does Australia experience the cold winters that can be felt in many parts of North America or Northern Europe.
The city with the lowest average minimum temperature is Hobart with just above 12°C (12.27), closely followed by Canberra at 12.43°C. The city with the highest average minimum temperature is Darwin with 30.90°C, unsurprising given its tropical climate. Temperatures for Canberra have only been recorded from 2008 to 2018.