Tasmania has a temperate maritime climate. The climate within the state varies from one part to the other. This is due to Tasmania's location on the northern edge of the "Roaring Forties" (a westerly air stream) and its mountainous terrain. Summer and winter temperatures are low compared to most states due to its positioning in the ocean. January's average temperature is about 16ûC (60ûF) and July's about 7ûC (45ûF).
Tasmania has the highest average rainfall of any Australian State. The rainfall tends to be heavier in the west and north-west, with about 2388 mm annually. Rainfall is more evenly distributed throughout the year in the eastern and south-eastern area.
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