miércoles, 29 de agosto de 2007

Australian climates

"It’s warm, it’s fun and it won’t break the bank" goes the ad for a well-known package holiday group. The top billing given to temperature in the slogan illustrates just how important climate is to holidaymakers. It’s one of the first things you notice when you step off the plane - part of the "sense of place" which academics talk about.

Australia is a big country, stretching from the tropics to the roaring forties, and it has a correspondingly wide range of climates. There’s something to suit everyone! Scuba-divers like the warm waters off the tropical Queensland coast; sunlovers feel at home in central Australia’s hot, dry climate. The cool temperate climate of the Australian Alps in the southeast of the continent attracts skiers in winter and walkers in summer.

What is the best time of year to visit Australia? It depends on what part of the country you will be visiting and what you would like to do.

Australia can be divided into six main climatic regions or zones on the basis of air temperature and humidity.

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