Sketching in the sunshine, Hobart
Tasmania has a maritime climate with mild temperatures and four distinct seasons.

Climate of Tasmania

Is Tasmania cold?

The average daily temperatures published by the Meteorological Office show that Tasmania has a cool temperate climate.

Snow falls in the mountains in winter. However, most people in Tasmania live in towns and cities near the coast. The ocean moderates the temperatures there. The climatic benefits are felt in summer when Tasmania escapes searing heat and high humidity.

The climate change page has a summary of the CSIRO report on climate change in Tasmania.
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for detailed Tasmanian climate information and daily weather updates.
tasmania average daily minimum / maximum temperatures in degrees celsius
MonthHobartLauncestonDevonportSwanseaStrahan
Jan11 / 2212 / 2412 / 2112 / 2211 / 21
Feb12 / 2212 / 2412 / 2112 / 2211 / 21
Mar11 / 2110 / 2210 / 20 10 / 2110 / 19
Apr9 / 187 / 198 / 178 / 198 / 16
May6 / 155 / 167 / 156 / 167 / 14
June5 / 133 / 135 / 134 / 146 / 13
July4 / 122 / 124 / 134 / 135 / 12
Aug5 / 134 / 145 / 134 / 146 / 13
Sept6 / 155 / 156 / 14 6 / 166 / 14
Oct7 / 177 / 187 / 167 / 187 / 16
Nov9 / 199 / 208 / 179 / 198 / 18
Dec11 / 2010 / 2210 / 1910 / 219 / 19

Is Tasmania wet?

The following chart, published by the Meteorological Office, shows that rainfall in Tasmania is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, although the winter months are the wettest. The west coast of Tasmania has the most rain while Hobart and the east coast are in the rain shadow. Hobart, despite being the second driest capital city in Australia, does not suffer the severe water shortages and restrictions of mainland Australian cities as her reservoirs are fed by mountain catchments.

tasmanian average monthly rainfall in millimetres
MonthHobartLauncestonDevonportSwanseaStrahan
Jan4252455090
Feb3629384267
Mar37354851101
Apr45536252108
May36687848138
June31678358170
July457910048165
Aug4883 9144166
Sept40667640159
Oct48566753129
Nov4549575294
Dec5445526186
Annual Total507683 7976001475