Weather & Climate in Tasmania
Recently named Conde Naste Traveller’s ‘Best Temperate Island’, Tasmania enjoys temperate weather with warm, sunny summers and cooler, crisp winters.
The climate features four distinct seasons, with Summer enjoying warm weather from December to February with temperatures reaching an average of 21°C (70°F). This is the perfect time to enjoy boating, bushwalking, beaches and fishing with the warm sea breezes and long twilights.
Winter is between June and August with average temperatures reaching 12°C (52°F) and is characterised by pure white snow on highland peaks. This weather is perfect for rugging up and enjoying the excellent skiing, exploring the galleries, antique shops and heritage sites and enjoying your evening in front of a cosy open fire.
Spring and Autumn are pleasant seasons with temperatures in the mid-teens and the period with the most rainfall, ranging from 626 mm (24") in Hobart and 2400 mm (95") on the west coast.
Spring is fresh and cool with gardens at their best and wildflowers blooming. This weather is also the perfect time for the trout to start biting in the highland lakes and streams.
Autumn is a blaze of colours as the leaves on the trees turn a stunning array of red and golden shades. The weather is sunny yet cool making it the best time of year for apple and grape picking. The Season of Entertainment and Romance, held every two years, is also held during this time.