Climate of Australian regions likened to other countries with much of the country similar to India

Incredible map shows how different regions of Australia have the same climate as other countries – from Melbourne sharing the same weather as San Francisco to much of the country being like India

  • Southern Victoria’s climate very similar to northern California
  • Much of central Australia is like the Sahara desert in Africa
  • Parts of Australia have a climate like Sonora desert in Mexico 

An astonishing map has shown how various parts of Australia have the same climate as other parts of the world, with southern Victoria being very similar to northern California

A vast swathe of northern Australia, from Western Australia across the Northern Territory to Queensland, has the same climate as India, while much of central Australia – covering parts of WA, NT, South Australia, Queensland and NSW – is like the Sahara desert. 

Parts of Australia to the east and west of the Sahara-like region also resemble a desert – the Sonora, which is the hottest desert stretching across the border of Mexico and the US. 

An astonishing map (pictured) has shown how various parts of Australia have the same climate as other parts of the world

An astonishing map (pictured) has shown how various parts of Australia have the same climate as other parts of the world

Melbourne is as famous for its trams (pictured) as San Francisco is for its cable cars

San Francisco is as famous for its cable cars (pictured) as Melbourne is for its trams

Melbourne (tram pictured left) is often compared to San Francisco (cable car pictured right), and a new climate map proves the comparison goes far beyond political views and trams to include the climate

There is also a huge stretch of Australia – from the south coast of Western Australia, across part of South Australia and across to the NSW coast – where the climate is like South Africa’s.

That territory covers much of Australia’s best known wine regions, which makes sense as South Africa is also known for its wine.

Melbourne is often compared to San Francisco and the map proves the comparison goes far beyond political views and trams to include the climate. 

Sydney is noted on the map as having the same type of weather as Pretoria, which is South Africa’s administrative capital.

Australia’s capital, Canberra, has a climate comparable to another major world capital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

South-western WA has a climate like that of southern California, with Perth directly compared to Los Angeles and the city of Albany very similar to that of Santa Barbara.

South-eastern Queensland has a climate like southern Brazil’s, according to the map, with Brisbane’s being like that of Sao Paulo, the most populous city in Brazil.  

Sydney (pictured) has a very similar climate to Buenos Aires in Argentina

The Argentine capital Buenos Aires (pictured) has a very similar climate to Sydney

Sydney (pictured left) has a very similar climate to Buenos Aires in Argentina (pictured right)

Darwin’s climate is considered to be like that of Mumbai, though the comparison ends there – the western India city dwarfs the NT capital in size, with 12.5million people versus 150,000.

Alice Springs has weather similar to that of Tamanrasset, an oasis city in southern Algeria, with an average high in January of 37.1C in Alice and an average June high of 35.4C in Tamanrasset.

Adelaide’s weather is most similar to that of the South African city of Cape Town.

The South Australian capital’s highest average temperature is 30C in January, while Cape Town’s is a bit higher at 34.1C in February.  

A vast stretch of central Australia, including the Simpson desert (pictured) has a similar climate to the Sahara

The Sahara desert (pictured) has a similar climate to a huge stretch of central Australia

A vast stretch of central Australia, including the Simpson desert (pictured left) has a similar climate to the Sahara (pictured right)

Tasmania is also included on a separate map and, not surprisingly, most of the island state has a climate like that of two other island states, Ireland and Britain. 

Launceston, in northern Tasmania, most resembles London, weather-wise. But the state capital, Hobart, has a climate compared to that of southern Chile in South America.  

Most of Tasmania (pictured) has a climate like that of Ireland and Britain, but the capital Hobart's weather most resembles that of southern Chile

Most of Tasmania (pictured) has a climate like that of Ireland and Britain, but the capital Hobart’s weather most resembles that of southern Chile

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