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Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Overview

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania founded in 1827. The settlement was originally named Emu Bay but later renamed for William Burnie a director of the Van Diemen’s Land Company in the early 1840s. Burnie is governed by the City of Burnie local government area.

Burnie Airport is located in the adjacent town of Wynyard, a 20 minute drive from the City of Burnie. Burnie Port is Tasmania’s largest general cargo port and was once Australia’s fifth largest container port. It is the nearest Tasmanian port to Melbourne and the Australian mainland.

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Burnie has an oceanic climate with mild summers and cool winters. The average temperature in summer ranges from 12.5 to 21 °C with drier days as warm as 30 °C, with around 16 hours of sunlight per day. In winter, temperature ranges from 6 to 13 °C, and only 8 hours of sunlight. Relative humidity averages over 60% for the year in the afternoon.