Australia is a wonderful country and not many of us know about the funny facts about Australia. There is one thing that might be shocking to you. Australia has more snow than the actual amount of snow that hits Switzerland every year. Puzzled? Read on to find more about this and much more.
Most people will look at this article with a shock. They would be thinking why would there be snow in Australia. The whole of Australia does not get snow but some parts do get it and that too in huge amounts. These are mostly in the mountain areas. Again are you thinking what?! Here you go.
Not many people know this fact as well. Most of us think that Australia is covered with flat lands but how many of us know that there are plenty of small mountains that are available in there. These cannot be compared with any of the other mountains in the world as even the tallest peak would only be at about six thousand feet from ground level. The largest range of mountains is called as Australian Alps which are situated near the Capital region.
The main difference between Switzerland and Australia when we compare the snowing coefficient is that the former has mountains in the midlands whereas the latter has them in the coastal areas. Coastal regions can get a lot of precipitation which will fall down as snow. Again, since it is in the coastal areas, the area gets cold enough and there will be real snow falling out.
Thought these could have been a very shocking and surprising fact for many, all the people who live there know about it and do not find it so bad that it affects their day to day life. Skiing is also becoming a very popular sport here during the snow season and lots of tourists are flocking the numerous resorts that have cropped up in that area. Lots of people prefer to go here during the winters as it would be scorching hot summer in most of the other places in the world.