Alice Springs lies almost in the geographical center of the immense Australian landmass, some 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) from the nearest major city. It has a population of approximately 27,000 people, 2,000 being aboriginal. It is located in the Northern Territory, most of which consists of a semi-arid environment.
As you'd expect from a desert, Alice Springs is predominantly dry with brilliant blue skies, especially from April to September. Between the summer months of December to March, it can get very hot. (35°C-45°C or 95°F-113°F).
During the winter months of June to September, the day temperatures will be mostly pleasant, but at night it can drop below freezing. Rainfall usually occurs in the hottest months from October to March, bringing welcome relief to the landscape and its people. But with a yearly average of only 275ml (9.3 fluid ounces), clear skies are generally a pretty safe bet. Extreme conditions do occur however, and precautions must be taken to prevent fatigue.