Tasmania weather in December

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in December in Tasmania. Is this month a good time to go to Tasmania? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Tasmania in December?

The weather conditions in Tasmania in December vary from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination. It is a summer month.

During December in Tasmania, the average maximum temperature varies from pleasant in Queenstown with 19°C (66°F) to high in Launceston with 23°C (73°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 11°C (52°F) in Launceston and 9°C (48°F) in Queenstown.

Precipitation in December varies from moderate in Coles Bay with an average of 37mm (1.5inch) rainfall to heavy in Queenstown with 170mm (6.7inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 249 hours of sunshine in Hobart during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Tasmania.

Where to go in Tasmania in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Tasmania on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Tasmania

What is the weather like in December for the 4 most popular destinations in Tasmania?

Average weather in Hobart

In December Hobart generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (70°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (53°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Hobart
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
19°C / 66°F 
10°C / 50°F 
234 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
14 days 
21°C / 70°F 
12°C / 53°F 
249 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
12 days 
January   >> January
>>  
23°C / 73°F 
13°C / 55°F 
251 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
10 days 
Climate in Hobart

Average weather in Coles Bay

In December Coles Bay generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Coles Bay
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 67°F 
10°C / 50°F 
59mm / 2.3inch 
22°C / 72°F 
12°C / 54°F 
37mm / 1.5inch 
January   >> January
>>  
23°C / 73°F 
13°C / 55°F 
61mm / 2.4inch 
Climate in Coles Bay

Average weather in Queenstown

In December Queenstown generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (66°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Queenstown
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
18°C / 64°F 
7°C / 45°F 
185mm / 7.3inch 
20 days 
19°C / 66°F 
9°C / 48°F 
170mm / 6.7inch 
19 days 
January   >> January
>>  
21°C / 70°F 
8°C / 46°F 
150mm / 5.9inch 
17 days 
Climate in Queenstown

Average weather in Launceston

In December Launceston generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Launceston
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
21°C / 69°F 
9°C / 48°F 
269 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
7 days 
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
285 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
6 days 
January   >> January
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
13°C / 55°F 
287 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
5 days 
Climate in Launceston

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Tasmania.

Is December the best time to go to Tasmania?

In our opinion December is one of the best times to visit Tasmania with commonly perfect weather in Hobart. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Tasmania is in January, February, March and December with generally perfect weather in Hobart. The worst months are June and July that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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