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Looking back at Tasmania's weather in 2012

Friday January 4, 2013 - 09:47 EDT

Tasmania's weather during 2012 was warmer than average, with fewer cold days and nights than previous years.

Statistics from the Bureau of Meteorology show most months were warmer and drier than average.

The Bureau's Lorien Martin says there were also only a few very cold nights.

"Across the state temperatures have been up to about a degree above average so not a lot warmer that normal but it's been consistently warmer than normal throughout the year," she said.

The hottest day last year was 39.4 degrees Celsius in Hobart in February.

Launceston had the warmest days, with an average of 18.9C.

Significant weather events included tornadoes in Hobart and record 20-metre waves off the west coast.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

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