The weather of Tasmania can differ greatly from other Australian weather zones. Tasmania has a temperate maritime climate, which means as a rule, there are seldom vast extremes of temperature, though of course it gets both hot and cold. On mainland Australia weather is generally more arid and, particularly in some states, less seasonally defined than weather in Tasmania. Those from northern Australia would, no doubt, find the winter on the chilly side, but it is a beautiful time of year, with crisp clean air, and low rainfall in many locations makes winter a terrific time for hiking.
Click here for up to date information on Tasmanian weather.