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WEATHER IN HOBART

Find information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help plan your holiday in Hobart.



What is the weather like in Hobart?

Hobart experiences four distinct seasons, each with its own beauty and charm. Plan ahead with this information on temperature and rainfall.

Summer (December – February)
During summer in Hobart, average temperatures range from 11.5 - 21°C (52.7 - 69.8°F). The months of January and February are also the driest, and beaches are warm enough to swim.

Autumn (March – May)
Autumn has many calm, sunny days, with average temperatures between 8.9 - 17.3°C (48 - 63.1°F). The city is blanketed in deep red and yellow hues as the trees begin to change.

Winter (June – August)
During winter the island feels the southerly winds from the Antarctic and experiences some of Australia's coolest temperatures. Mount Wellington is dotted with snow and average daily temperatures range from 5 - 12.3°C (41 - 54.1°F). Overnight temperatures can drop as low as 3°C (37.4°F).

Spring (September - November)
During spring, average temperatures range from 7.8 - 16.9°C (46 - 62.4°F). This is the wettest time of year (168.7mm / 6.6″), however it should be noted that Hobart is Australia’s second-driest capital city (after Adelaide).

Find out more about the weather in Hobart

When does daylight savings occur in Hobart?
Daylight saving begins at 2am, Eastern Standard Time, on the first Sunday in October and ends at 3am Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April. During this time Hobart moves to Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), UTC +11.

What time is sunrise and sunset in Hobart?
December experiences the longest hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 5:30am and sunset at 8:45pm. June has the least hours of daylight with sunrise at approximately 7:40am and sunset at 4:45pm.

What is the sea temperature in Hobart?
In summer, average sea temperatures in Hobart range from 15.6 – 16.5°C (60 - 61.7°F).

Does it snow during winter in Hobart?
Snow rarely settles at sea level, however Mount Wellington in Hobart experiences sporadic snowfall during the winter months, and occasionally through autumn and spring. Skiers and snowboarders can get their thrills in the Mount Field National Park, a 90-minute drive from Hobart.

How should I dress for winter in Hobart?
Winter days are usually clear and crisp, and indoors, many restaurants and bars are heated with an open fire. Pack a warm, rainproof jacket and dress in layers. 

How should I dress for summer in Hobart?
During the day light clothing is enough, however the temperature can drop in the evenings so bring a light jacket so you can stay comfortable.

What is the Ultraviolet (UV) Index Forecast?
Visitors to Hobart should look out for the UV index in local weather reports, which describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity. Protect yourself from sunburn by using SPF30+ sunscreen, which is readily available throughout Australia at supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies, and wearing sun-smart clothing, including a hat and sunglasses.

Seasonal weather in Hobart

SUMMER

Dec Jan Feb
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
20.3 69 21.6 71 21.6 71
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
10.8 51 11.9 53 12 54
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
57 48 40
Avg rainy days
13 11 9

AUTUMN

Mar Apr May
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
20.1 68 17.3 63 12 54
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
10.9 52 8.9 48 7 45
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
45 52 46
Avg rainy days
11 12 14

WINTER

Jun Jul Aug
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
12 54 11.7 53 13 55
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
5.2 41 4.6 40 5.2 41
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
54 52 54
Avg rainy days
15 15 16

SPRING

Sep Oct Nov
Maximum temp
ºC | ºF
15.1 59 16.9 62 18.7 66
Minimum temp
ºC | ºF
6.4 44 7.8 46 9.3 49
Average hours of sunshine daily
Avg rainfall mm
54 62 54
Avg rainy days
15 16 14

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