Being the southern most state of Australia and separated from the mainland by over 315 kms of ocean, Tasmania’s climate has been classified as Temperate Maritime by the Bureau of Meteorology. On the coast, the daily variance in temperature is about 7 degrees, yet inland it is closer to 14 degrees.
Summer temperatures are mild and average 21 degrees as days extend to 15 hours of sunlight. Winter temperatures drop to an average of 12 degrees and snow often falls in the mountains during this time.
Tasmania’s west coast is one of the wettest places in the world, however the eastern part of Tasmania experiences far less rainfall. Tasmania's capital, Hobart, averages rainfall of approx 600mm per year, with a mean of 159 days of rainfall recorded.