Tasmanian News

Freezing July nights

If you've been grizzling about some frigid Winter nights, you're excused because there were some exceptionally low temperatures recorded across July in Tasmania.

Liawenee dipped to -10 celsius, while Launceston had its coldest July night since 1995, and in Hobart the chilliest since 1982. 

Rainfall has been around average for the month for much of the state, except the East Coast which has been tinder dry. 

Climatologist Ian Barnes-Keoghan expects the next three months to be slightly warmer than average....as for rainfall....

"August is a reasonable chance of above average rain for most of Tasmania, but for the three months as a whole 50/50 chance as to whether it'll be a wet or dry three months.