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This FACT indicates the average summertime sea temperatures of Australia's costal capital cities. Australia's notoriously warm summers, coupled with its vast stretches of coastline, make beach lounging and marine sports popular amongst locals and tourists alike, and have established a strong beach culture. Information for Darwin and Hobart was obtained through a web page called Weather Zone and is given as an average over the entire year in 2011. Data for Canberra is not applicable, as it is situated over 100 kilometres inland.