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Weather in Hobart

Frequently asked questions about the weather 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.

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.

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

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

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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