Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Plan Ahead to Be Happy Campers

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Plan Ahead to Be Happy Campers

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Byline: KIRA LOVE

WHEN you're planning an extended trip on the road, it's crucial to account for seasonal weather changes say the experts.

You don't want to be stuck inside your camper van or under your tent waiting for the rain to clear.

On the upside, the breadth and diversity of Australia means you can plan a trip that catches great weather all year round.

The wet season in the north (regions north of the Tropic of Capricorn) normally lasts from October to May and that is when heavy rain, flash floods and sometimes even hurricanes occur.

The combination of high temperatures and humidity also makes it very uncomfortable to spend time outside.

The dry season in the north normally lasts from about June to September when temperatures are usually around 30 degrees Celsius. At that time, there is low humidity and very little chance of rain.

Less rain mean the flow of waterfalls and rivers in some places may drop to make creek crossing much less daunting. …

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