WINTER on the Coast began with unusually mild temperatures, followed by record-breaking dry and wet periods.
The first day of June was the warmest day during the month for most locations across the Coast, Bureau of Meteorology climatologist Lorien Martin said.
“At Cape Grim on June 1 it was 13.2 degrees, which is the warmest June morning on record,” she said.
“Burnie had the warmest day of the month with 17.7 degrees on June 3.”
As the month progressed the record-breaking high temperatures dropped to chilly lows.
“The coldest temperature was minus 2.3 degrees at Wynyard which was overnight on June 19 and into the morning of June 20,” Ms Martin said.
“Smithton had minus 2.2 degrees that same night and morning. While Tasmania often goes from quite warm to cold temperatures even during winter, the contrast between the two is not usually this great.”
Another odd contrast that occurred in June was a record-breaking dry period and record-breaking rainfall.
“Marrawah had below average rainfall and the driest June on record with just 50.2mm. The previous time it was this low was back in 1997,” Ms Martin said.
“Smithton also had 13 days straight without rain, which has only ever happened once before, in 1950.
“Both these incidences are unusual for winter in Tasmania which is usually the wettest time of year.
“But Burnie had the wettest June day in Tasmania for this year with 47.4mm on the morning of June 27.”
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