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Hobart's wettest February in a decade

Graeme Brittain, Saturday February 27, 2021 - 11:33 EDT

The Apple Isle's capital has received 52mm of rain so far this month, with no further significant falls of rain expected before the month's end.

Image: Minimal rain forecast in the vicinity of Hobart in 24 hours to 9am Sunday 28th February 2021, according to the latest ACCESS-G3 12z run.

As Hobartians are probably well aware, most days this month have actually been dry - particularly the last 10 days; rain has only been recorded on eight days this month, compared to the average of nine days.

Despite this seeming lack of rainfall, it is almost certain to be the city's wettest February in 10 years. Most of the rain (41.2mm) fell in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday 6th, which was the wettest February day since 2005.

Climatologically speaking, February is Hobart's driest month of the year, with an average of just 40mm.

Overall, temperatures have averaged under a degree warmer than the long term average, with the city's hottest and coldest days being Tuesday 9th (31.8 degrees) and Friday 19th (15.8 degrees), respectively.

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