Spring in Australia: Important Facts and Information You Need to Know

It’s spring! And that means the start of warmer weather, blossoms and a time to enjoy Australia’s best-known flower festivals and great indoors and outdoors.

Summer in Australia is from December to February, autumn from March to May, winter from June to August, August, and spring from September to November. Each season has its own kind of weather.

Spring in Australia

The weather

Source: The Aussie Specialist Program

Spring in Australia is from September to November. The weather quickly grows warmer during spring. At night, temperatures range from 14 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius. Days are much warmer, averaging 20 degrees Celsius in September to 25 degrees Celsius in November.

There is usually plenty of rain. Some trees are in bloom and many flowers grow. Many animals and birds have their babies in the spring.

Garden & Flower festivals

Spring signals the beginning of various flower festivals in various cities and towns of states and territories, such as Floriade Flower Festival (Canberra), Kings Park Festival (Perth), Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (Queensland), Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Victoria).

If you’re learning English at Scots, take time to smell and see beautiful flora this season by visiting great festivals around New South Wales (NSW). Some most notable of them are Australian Garden Show Centennial Park (Sydney), Tulip Time Festival (Bowral, the Southern Highlands), Lilac City Festival (Goulburn), Australian Springtime Flora Festival (Kariong near Gosford), Jacaranda Festival (Grafton), Leura Garden Festival (the Blue Mountains).

Public holdays

Interestingly, public holidays in Australia are not celebrated nationally on the same day during springtime. For example, Labour Day is in October in the Australian Capital Territory, NSW and South Australia, but not in other states and the Northern Territory. The Queen’s Birthday is in spring in Western Australia but in winter in other states and in the two mainland territories.

In Victoria, the Melbourne Cup is the country’s most prestigious annual thoroughbred horse race held on the first Tuesday in November. Recreation Day is a public holiday in Northern Tasmania in November.

Spring activities

Source: Hashtag Darling Harbour

Spring is a great time for indoors and outdoors. You can indulge yourself at Sydney beaches. Don’t worry about burnt skin because spring is not as sunny as summer. Go surfing, sailing and canoeing in Manly or Bondi. Some best places to visit in Sydney include the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Hyde Park, Chinatown, Darling Harbour and Art Gallery of NSW. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway, spring is the best time to take a day trip out of the city to discover the North, South and Western areas. For example, driving down the South Coast for gorgeous sights along the way, relaxing and fishing; bush-walking and whale watching at Royal National Park.

Originally published at scotsenglish.edu.au.