CBS-MG-II/Inf. 2

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Arrangements for the Meeting


Working Arrangements

At the kind invitation of the government of Australia, the second meeting of the CBS Management Group will be held in Sydney, Australia from 10-13 December 2001.  Dr G. Love (Australia) will chair the meeting. Travel information and the documents for the meeting will be available via the WMO Web server at and will be mailed only on request.

The working language of the meeting will be English.


Bureau of Meteorology
Regional Office for New South Wales,
Centennial Plaza,
300 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Tel:  (+61) 2 9292 1555
Fax: (+61) 2 9296 1506


A special rate for the meeting of A$130 (including breakfast) has been arranged with the Furama Central Hotel.  The hotel is is adjacent to Centennial Plaza and 3 minutes walk to the Bureau.  Bookings can be made directly with the hotel (you need to quote "CBS Management Group") or can be arranged through the Bureau.

Furama Central
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills, Sydney

Tel (+61) 2 9213 3820
Fax: (+61) 2 9281 0222

The venue and the hotel are very close to Central Railway Station and are on the edge of the Central Business District.  Numerous other hotel options within 10-15 minutes walk or short taxi ride. These can be found by searching for hotels at This site is also a good source of other information on Sydney. If needed, we can assist with other hotel bookings and arranging a government rate.


There are two principal means of transportation from the airport to the hotel: taxi and train.  Trains from the airport to the "Central" railway station run frequently (about every 10 minutes) and cost A$10 one way.  It is a very short walk from the station to the hotel.  A taxi from the airport to the hotel should cost about A$20.

As noted above it is only a 3 minute walk from the hotel to the Bureau.

Local climate in December

Sydney in December is typically warm and moderately humid

Mean daily maximum 25.6 C
Mean daily minimum 17.3 C
Mean monthly rainfall 66 mm
Mean daily sunshine duration 8 hours
Number of days with rain >=1,0 mm 12
Thunderstorm days per month 6

Additional information

Additional information on Sydney can be found at

Should you require further information regarding the meeting, please contact:

Ms Glynis Kennedy
Tel (+61) 2 9296 1580
Fax (+61) 2 9296 1589