Australia’s Climates

We have done some work on Australia’s climatic zones but it looks like we need to go over just what the weather will be like in the different climate zones.  Remember the difference between WEATHER and CLIMATE!

Weather: temperature, rainfall, weather condition on the day or short term

Climate: is the weather (above) pattern over a longer time – this becomes the weather we expect in the different seasons.

In different climates, the seasons are really quite different as you learned in the video we watched the other day.  We learned about TEMPERATE, TROPICAL and POLAR CLIMATES.  In Australia we know them as TEMPERATE, TROPICAL AND ARID (DESERT) climates.

Can you remember which climate type we have  in Margaret River?

Let’s look at the coloured map in your booklet again to check just where these climate zones.  Remember their names.  What are they?

Mrs Veary 😎