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April climate summary

The Bureau of Meteorology has crunched the numbers on Tasmania's weather experienced in April.

It found conditions drier and warmer top temps than average in the north east, minimum temperatures higher than typical in the south and several Tasmanian sites recorded their highest April temperatures on the Easter long weekend.

Senior Research Scientist Andrew Marshall runs thorugh some of the results.

"A warm spell for southern Australia over the Easter long weekend brought several Tasmanian sites their highest April temperatures on record on the 3rd of April, including Hobart with 32.3 C and Lake St Clair National Park with just short of 25 C. Then later in the month a strong cold front crossed south eastern Australia, leading to record low temperatures in Tasmania, Campania  just 10.3 C and Friendly Beaches 10.8 C on the 28th of the month, the coldest April day on record for both locations. Record low temperatures for April when then set the following morning at Devonport Airport with 0.5 C and at Swan Island with a shade over 6 C."

As for the next three months, Dr Marshall sums up the outlook.

"Below average rainfall for western Tasmania, above average for parts of the central east including St Marys and Coles Bay and near average elsewhere, both day-time and night-time temperatures are forecast to be above average across Tasmania for the next three months."



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