Hot Dry Zone (with cooler winter)
As for the other HOT DRY ZONE, places with this climate are best visited
in winter, when warm, dry, sunny days are the norm. Winter nights can
be very cold, especially noticeable if you are camping. (See Ayers
Rock/Uluru climate information, for example). Autumn and spring are
acceptable in the southern or higher parts of this zone. Wildflowers bloom
in spring, if rain has fallen. As in the other hot dry zone, heat stress
and dehydration can be problems in the hotter months, with dawn the best
time for activity. The rising currents of hot air (thermals) needed for
gliding occur more reliably in hot dry climates. The intense sunshine
heats the dry land surface; the hot land surface then heats the adjacent
air, which rises.
Continue with next topic: The Temperate Zone ( warm summer, cold winter).