Sydney is a flexible city to visit because of its pleasant climate. For this reason, choosing the best time to vacation will depend more on your needs and demands rather than on Sydney's temporal temperament. Summer, the most crowded time of year, begins in December and ends in February and holds an average maximum of 26°C (79°F) and an average minimum of 19°C (68°F). The tourist head count takes a drop in spring (September to November), when rain becomes mildly prevalent. However, since Australia is known as the driest continent on earth, rain will not become an issue. As for fall, it offers tranquility along with an average temperature of 19 °C (66°F). The coolest days are found in June, when winter sets in with an average temperature of 12°C (54°F).