A similar climate to southern Australia, Tasmania has warm,
dry summers and cool,
wet winters. However, climate
here is more variable and more changeable, with some areas (for
example Hobart) receiving considerably less rainfall than others.
Most of the rainfall is in the west of the island. There is often
snow above 1,000 metres (3280 feet) in July and August.
Cottons and linens are advised for the summer,
and warmer medium weights in winter. Waterproofing
is advisable throughout the year, mainly in highland areas. Jumpers
are suggested for the evenings, all year round.