Australia, an island country in the Pacific Ocean, is mainly wedged between the Pacific and the
Indian Oceans. It includes in its territory the island of Tasmania and a few other smaller islands. It
is one of the wealthiest nations of the world. It is a very large country with landmass of about
7618000 sq kms (2950000 sq miles). About six million tourists visit this country every year.
Among others the tourism attractions here include the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne
and the Great Barrier Reef, Red Centre, Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island, Ningaloo Shark
Bay, Greater Blue Mountains, hiking, Wet Tropics, Byron Bay, Alps coastal and Tasmanian
Wilderness, birds and animals found nowhere else, over 500 national parks, waterfalls, about 19
UNESCO World Heritage sites, about 50000 km (31000 miles) of coastline, stunning beaches,
fringing reefs and scenic beauty all over. Canberra is the capital, Sydney the largest city and the
largest airport among numerous others in the country.
Getting around: Personal and rental autos, buses, trams, taxis, inter-city air, trains and tour
Tourist seasons: High tourist season is December, January, mid season April, July, Oct,
November and low season February, March, May, June and August.
Weather: Climatological Information Sydney, Australia, source Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.
Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather conditions in the same city,
town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for current conditions. Visit relevant
source for other climate variables.
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
Climatological information is based on monthly averages for the 30-year period 1981-
Mean number of precipitation days = Mean number of days with at least 1 mm of
- Precipitation includes both rain and snow.
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the
definition of "Mean Number of Rain Days" quoted in this web site may be different for
different countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared
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