Information & Facts
Tulsa is situated in the heart of Tornado Alley and is
characterised by a temperate yet sometimes subtropical climate with
four distinct seasons. In the spring and early summer,
thunderstorms with hail, strong winds and, occasionally, tornadoes
are common and plenty of rainfall is to be expected. During the
summer months, temperatures can soar as high as 104F (40C) and high
humidity levels can make the heat unbearable while winter
temperatures are generally mild with an annual snowfall average of
around 9 inches (23cm).
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.