By: Kaylah McManus
Location of Canberra, Australia
Geography of Canberra, Australia
Forming a backdrop to the city of Canberra is the Brindabella mountain range. To the west of the city, they are easily accessible by car and are home to the Canberra Deep Space Communications Center. Black Mountain on the North side of the city is accentuated by Black Mountain Towner, while Mt Ainslie lies to the South near the airport. All 3 features help give Canberra the feel of the 'bush capital.'
Sitting at 550 meters above sea level, Canberra has a typically dry climate with warm, dry summers and cold winters. Snow is very rare, however fog and overnight frosts are common. In Summer, the highest recorded temperature has been 42.2 Celsius and the humidity is generally low. Rainfall is evenly spread throughout the year and most thunderstorm activity occurs between October and April.