Due to the aridity and dryness of the desert, almost no farming activity is carried out there, and it is a protected area of Western Australia.
The average annual rainfall is low, ranging from 200 to 250 mm (8 to 10 in) per year. Thunderstorms are relatively common in the Great Victoria Desert, with an average of 15 - 20 thunderstorms per annum. Summer daytime temperatures range from 32 to 40 °C (90 to 104 °F). In winter, this falls to 18 to 23 °C (64 to 75 °F). Snow never falls in the Great Victoria Desert.
It is an Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) region.
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