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.
Hobart Harbour, Hobart, Tasmania © Tourism Australia
Weather in Hobart
Find information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help plan your holiday in Hobart.
What can you expect from Hobart weather?
Hobart experiences four distinct seasons, each with its own beauty and charm. Plan ahead with this information on temperature and rainfall.
Summer (December – February)
Hobart is one of the best places to visit during summer, with average temperatures ranging 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 the 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). Though it's cold, there are still plenty of epic things to do.
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 inches), however it should be noted that Hobart is Australia’s second-driest capital city (after Adelaide).
Frequently asked questions about the weather 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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