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Tasmanian Weather

One of the questions most often asked by visitors coming to Tasmania is


"What is the weather in Tasmania like?"

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Tasmania's weather is characterised by four distinct seasons with each season having

its own individual features.


December to February, with January and February being the warmest months.

Temperatures range from 17 - 25 degrees celsius, this is the ideal time for touring Tasmania


March to May brings clear, cooler days, but it is still possible to enjoy warmer weather

through to May. Much of Tasmania is at its most beautiful in autumn with the changing colours.


June to August, The days become shorter, the nights colder and snow can appear on the higher peaks. The average daily temperature ranges between 5 - 13 degrees celsius and night time temperatures can go to zero. Pack warm clothes. However winter can also be marked by clear, sunny days. Outdoor activities are still possible provided you are warmly dressed.

September to November brings with it rising temperatures and lengthening days. New growth and flowering trees herald the promise of summer.

Tasmania is in the path of the Roaring Forties, so it can be a windy time of year.


General Information on weather in Tasmania

Although a small island, different geographical locations influence

Tasmania's climate.


The west coast of Tasmania, being directly in the path of the Roaring Forties is colder and wetter than other parts. The more protected east coast enjoys a much warmer, milder climate.


Hobart is largely protected from the westerlies by Mt Wellington. For this reason Hobart weather is generally milder and more clement.


What to Wear on your Visit to Tasmania


It is said that Tasmania can experience four seasons in one day, so it is advisable to be prepared for changeable weather.


It is recommended to always bring a jacket.


But don't be fooled into thinking it cannot get hot. Tasmania's weather can turn up the heat with hot summer days and a hat and sunscreen are a must for outdoor activities.