Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Hobart slowly thawing out

Brett Dutschke, Tuesday June 25, 2013 - 09:34 EST

Hobart has been chilling through its coldest nights in 21 years but can now look forward to something a bit warmer.

The stagnant weather pattern has led to a run of five nights with an average minimum of just 0.9 of a degree, its coldest five-night spell since 1992. In that year it was also in June when there were five consecutive nights with an average minimum of 0.2 of a degree.

In the next few days a high pressure system which has been responsible for the long run of cold nights across Tasmania and Victoria, will finally shift east, allowing nights to warm up.

The high will make way for fronts, bringing an increase in wind and cloud, the main features which keep nights from getting so cold.

The next few nights should be much closer the June average minimum of 5.2 degrees. By early next week some nights will stay warmer than about 10 degrees.

Initially the fronts will be weak, containing relatively mild air and very little rain, hence also bumping up daytime temperatures.

In the past 12 days Hobart has not warmed past 11.1 degrees but should get close to 14 or 15 degrees each day from Thursday to the middle of next week.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Mid-week snow to help pre-season base

15:11 EST

A cold front due to cross the alpine region will bring some snow to the resorts from Tuesday, assisting the snow-making guns that are currently forming the base for the upcoming winter.

Melbourne's mild run nearly over

13:13 EST

With a trifecta of 20 degree days on the cards for Melbourne, residents are encouraged to make the most of these final warm days.

Tasmanian floods: Victims disappointed they will miss out on disaster relief funding

09:10 EST

Flood victims in Tasmania's Derwent Valley have criticised the Government for locking them out of the Natural Disaster Relief Fund.