Weather in Australia in April
Is April a good time to visit Australia?
As autumn becomes entrenched in Australia in March, it is colder the further south you go. Tasmania is therefore chilly, Sydney and Melbourne cool, Perth warm, and up north in the tropical areas it remains hot, humid and fairly wet. Global warming in recent years has resulted in some weather extremes in this sub-continent, but generally the advice remains true. It is a case of picking and choosing, depending on why you are visiting ... if rain scares you avoid the far north of Queensland and Sydney, but for the rest pretty much anywhere in Australia will offer mild to cool sunny weather.
Climate in Australia in AprilEnjoy crisp, clear autumn days, with an average of 20 sunny days in the month? Then spend April in Sydney (New South Wales) where you will enjoy average temperatures of 23°C (73°F) to enjoy the vistas of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, fine dining and super shopping. If visiting Melbourne (Victoria) you can leave the brolly behind because there will be half the amount of rain threatening than in Sydney, with temperatures just a few degrees lower, but it will be cold at night (10°C/50°F), so maybe no al fresco dining!
For April fun in the sun head for Perth in Western Australia where the sun shines for an average of eight hours a day, with the temperature averaging 25°C (77°C), but it will be cold after sunset.
The Australian Gold Coast around Brisbane in southern Queensland is pleasant too in April, with temperatures of around 26°C (79°F) as an average maximum, with rain still marring about half the days of the month, this being the close of the wet season. Further north Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef remain consistently hot and humid, although the rainfall has decreased by about half over March(200mm average for the month in Cairns) as the wet season winds down.