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Sub-zero surprise: Tasmania wakes to freezing conditions as temperatures plummet

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Early morning fog at sunrise near Carrick, Tasmania. Image / Keith Midson (Stock)

Frost has settled across parts of Tasmania this morning as the state woke to sub-zero temperatures.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Thursday marked one of the coldest mornings of 2024 in Tasmania, with a low of -1.5°C recorded at Liawenee around 12:09am.


Temperatures on the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington remained around 1 degree for most of the morning, with a ‘feels like’ temperature averaging -9°C.

Tunnack in the Southern Midlands also experienced a very chilly morning, with the temperature getting down to -0.3°C.

Frost on the Midland Highway. Image / Stock

The BOM is predicting possible morning inland fog and frost across the state on Friday and Saturday before a cold front approaches on Sunday.

The lowest temperature recorded in Tasmania this year was -2.8°C at Liawenee on January 30.


Liawenee -1.5°C
kunanyi / Mt Wellington -0.5°C
Tunnack -0.3°C
Butlers Gorge 1.2°C
Mount Read 1.4°C
Mt Hartz 3.1°C
Sheffield 3.4°C
Launceston Airport 3.8°C
Wynyard Ap 4.0°C
Grove 4.3°C
Launceston 4.9°C
Bushy Park 5.7°C
Campania 5.7°C
Devonport Ap 5.7°C
Luncheon Hill 6.0°C
Warra 6.0°C
Flinders Island 6.4°C
Scotts Peak Dam 6.6°C
Friendly Beach 6.7°C
Hobart Airport 6.7°C
Hobart 6.8°C
Smithton 6.8°C
Scottsdale 6.9°C
Ouse 7.7°C
Dennes Point 8.2°C
St Helens Ap 8.2°C
Low Head 8.7°C
Dunalley 9.0°C
Maria Island 9.3°C
Strahan Ap 9.4°C
Maatsuyker Island 9.9°C
Cape Bruny AWS 10.5°C
Low Rocky Point 10.7°C
Larapuna (Eddystone Point) 10.8°C
Cape Grim 11.0°C
Cape Sorell 11.1°C
King Island Airport 11.2°C
Swan Island 12.4°C


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