Time Zone

Tasmania is on Australian Eastern Time.

That is; 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Tasmania uses Daylight Saving, which begins on the first Sunday in October (turn your clock forward one hour).

Daylight Saving ends on the last Sunday in March (turn your clock back one hour).

 

Climate

Tasmania is located south of Latitude 40 and, unlike much of Australia, there is a noticeable difference between the seasons.

Summer – December, January, February

Tasmania has one of the most attractive summer climates in Australia. The days are warm to hot and do not feature high humidity. The result is a glorious three months of usually fine, clear weather. Tasmania has the longest summer days of any state. Maximum temperature 35ºC with an average of around 25ºC–30ºC.

Autumn – March, April, May

Daytime temperatures remain generally warm. The evenings begin to cool down and if there’s a frost you can be sure of a beautiful, crisp still day without a cloud in the sky. Average temperatures - 16ºC (high) and 9ºC (low).

Winter – June, July, August

The days draw shorter and cooler. Time to settle in for a cosy night by the fire with a warm beverage. Average temperatures 15ºC (high) to 2ºC (low) overnight. Higher altitudes experience regular snow falls. If you are bushwalking wind chill needs to be taken into account.

Spring – September, October, November

Early spring can still have cold nights but days begin to grow warmer and, by November, the days are usually balmy (up to 28ºC) with low humidity.

Temperature averages 17ºC (high), 8ºC (low).