Tasmania's Weather in June

 

The month of June marks the start of the winter season in Tasmania. As temperatures start to fall and the days become shorter, the island comes to life with art installations, music performances, and light displays. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Tasmania in June.

Snowy reflection Tasmania Weather in June

What Is the Weather like in Tasmania in June

Tasmania’s winter season begins in June. Although the island is geographically closer to the Antarctic, it experiences higher minimum temperatures compared to mainland Australia. In June, days can get as warm as 13 °C (55 °F), with temperatures usually not falling below 5 °C (55 °F), especially in the coastal areas. Temperatures can occasionally drop to freezing when a cold front sweeps in from the Southern Ocean.

Average Temperatures in Tasmania in June

Maximum temperatures in Tasmania in June range from 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the elevated inland areas to 12°C (53.6 °F) along the coast. In Hobart and the East Coast, the month of June is mostly pleasant with clear blue skies, while the West Coast experiences somewhat cooler, rainy winters. 

The coldest inhabited place in Tasmania (and the whole country) is the town of Liawenee located in the mountains of the Central Highlands. Its lowest recorded minimum temperature in June was −12.2 °C (10 °F) in 1983.

Average temperatures in Tasmania in June

Region

Min °C

Max °C

Average °C

Min °F

Max °F

Average °F

Strahan

6

13

9.2

42.8

55.4

49.1

Hobart 

5

12

8.5

41

53.6

47.3

Launceston

2

12

7

35.6

53.6

44.6

East Coast

5

11

8

41

51.8

46.4

Cradle Mountain

-2

5

1.5

28.4

41

34.7

Mt Wellington

Average Sea Temperatures in Tasmania in June

The average sea temperature in June is 13 °C (56 °F) in both Hobart, Binalong Bay, and Strahan, so there’s no need to bring your swimwear when you’re visiting Tasmania in winter. 

Average Sunshine Hours per Day in Tasmania in June

In Tasmania, the month of June has the lowest amount of sunshine, with an average of 4 hours of bright sunshine per day. The sun rises just after 7:30 am and sets before 5:00 pm, which means that you can expect approximately 9 hours of daylight.

The maximum UV index in June is 3, indicating a moderate threat to health from sun exposure. Protection against sun damage is advised at this time of the year. 

Average Rainfall in Tasmania in June

June is the most humid month of the year in Tasmania with an average of 13 rainy days throughout the month. If you’re visiting the West Coast, you can expect lots of rain. The East Coast sees much less precipitation, although there is always a chance of rain so be prepared with an umbrella.

Average rainfall in Tasmania in June

City / Region

Rainfall (mm)

Rain (inch)

Relative humidity

Rainy days

Strahan

180

7

85%

10

Hobart 

64

2.5

82%

11.4

Launceston

59

2.3

87%

12.5

Coles Bay

37

1.5

79%

4

Cradle Mountain

220

8.7

78% 

17

Is There Snow in Tasmania in June?

It occasionally snows in June in Tasmania. The central highlands and the mountainous areas like Mt Wellington and Ben Lomond often get snowfalls in the winter months. At sea level, however, snow is rare and usually doesn’t last long.

Cradle Mountain in Winter

Best Things to Do in Tasmania in June

Winter may be the low season in Tasmania, but there are still many reasons to visit at this time of the year. Tasmania’s calendar remains packed with events and happenings throughout the winter. As an added bonus, affordable accommodation and travel deals are easy to come by.

Dark Mofo Festival

The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) hosts one of the most anticipated festivals in Australia, the Dark Mofo, in June every year. This midwinter festival celebrates darkness and light through numerous art and music performances. Highlights include the colourful traditional ogoh-ogoh monster procession, the popular Winter Feast banquet on Hobart’s waterfront, as well as the nude winter solstice swim in the Derwent River

Dark MOFO

Cradle Mountain walks

The Cradle Mountain turns into a beautiful snowy landscape in the winter, with endless possibilities of hikes through the frost-covered rainforest, from the relaxing Enchanted Walk to the challenging 65 km (40 mi) Overland Track snowshoeing walk suitable for the most experienced hikers.

Whale watching

June is the perfect time for spotting rare southern right and humpback whales along Tasmania’s East Coast, as they migrate north to the warm waters of Queensland. The best places for whale watching are Frederick Henry Bay and Great Oyster Bay, while sightings also regularly occur around Bruny Island and on the Tasman Peninsula.

Aurora Australis

Clear winter nights are ideal for observing the southern lights of the Aurora Australis. Tasmania's islands and national parks, including Bruny Island, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and the Central Highlands, have low light pollution and offer the best chance for watching the flickering lights illuminate the night skies. 

For more ideas on winter activities in Tasmania, read our guide to Things to do in Tasmania in Winter.

Recommended Itineraries for Tasmania in June

Tasmania Winter Wonderland Self Drive Tour is one of our 8-day itineraries that lets you experience the beauty of Tasmanian nature in the winter. Highlights include the Port Arthur ghost tour, visiting Freycinet National Park, taking the Enchanted Walk in the Cradle Mountain National Park, and meeting the Tasmanian devil.

Contact our Travel Experts to start planning your trip to Tasmania in June!

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Irma Vuckovic
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Irma Vuckovic
: 6 May 2022 (Last updated: 6 May 2022)

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