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Hobart Weather and Climate

Hobart is situated at latitude 42°50'S and longitude 147°20'E. Its latitude equates with that of Rome and Salt Lake City in the northern hemisphere. It's also within a degree of Beijing, Sapporo, New York and Barcelona. However, its climate is not like any of them. It's much more like its southern counterparts: Wellington, New Zealand and Porto Madryn, Argentina. For the sailors and explorers who ventured this far south, this is the domain of the legendary Roaring Forties.

Hobart has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. The warmest months, January and February, are also the driest. It's often cool and cloudy in Hobart, but this doesn't prevent a lot of outdoor activity. The city itself, while exposed to the southerly winds from the Antarctic, is protected by Mt Wellington from the worst westerly weather, and to some extent by Mt Nelson in the south.

Weather Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean daily maximum (°C) 21.6 21.6 20.1 17.3 14.4 11.9 11.6 13.0 15.0 16.9 18.6 20.3
Mean daily minimum (°C) 11.8 12.0 10.8 8.9 6.9 5.2 4.5 5.2 6.4 7.7 9.2 10.8
Average rainfall (mm) 48.0 39.8 45.7 51.8 47.0 54.6 52.8 53.0 52.4 62.6 54.5 57.2

Because of its southerly latitude, the seasons are much more evident in Tasmania than they are in the rest of Australia. Springs heralds flower festivals, and the parks and gardens come to life with European bulbs and blossoming trees. Summer is a time of outdoor festivals and tourism activity. There's a native beech (Nothofagus gunnii),which turns red in the autumn to compete with the European autumnal colours. While the mountains are sprinkled with snow in the winter, at sea level the daytime temperatures and clear, crisp days are ideal for some outdoor activities.

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