Best time to visit Wineglass Bay

Anytime. However, the best time of year to visit Wineglass Bay for warm-weather activities is during January and February; although anytime from December through March is good.

Australia’s most southerly region sees the coldest temperatures in the country. Wineglass Bay receives an average high of 23°C (73°F) in summer and an average low of 5°C (41°F) in winter.


Wineglass Bay weather

Wineglass Bay experiences a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters with year-round sunshine interspersed by some rainfall in all months.

Which is the hottest month in Wineglass Bay?
The warmest month of the year in Wineglass Bay is usually January, with an average high of 23°C (73°F) and a night-time average low of 13°C (55°F). The warmest months in Wineglass Bay are December through March.

When is it sunniest in Wineglass Bay?
The sunniest month of year in Wineglass Bay is usually January with seven and a half hours of sunshine per day – that's around 54% of daylight hours.

December through February is usually the sunniest time of year.

Compared to other major Australian cities, Wineglass Bay has the fewest daily average hours of sunshine, with 6.6 hours per day. However, during the summer it has the most hours of daylight of any Australian city, with 15.3 hours on the summer solstice in December.

What is the coldest month in Wineglass Bay?
July is the coldest month in Wineglass Bay, with an average high temperature of 14°C (57°F) and an average night-time low of 5°C (41°F).

Which month has the most rain in Wineglass Bay?
November is usually the wettest month in Wineglass Bay with around 68mm of rainfall on average. There are typically eight days in November with some rain.

However, it can rain anytime in Wineglass Bay.

Note: Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania you should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather, especially if bushwalking. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.

What is the windiest month in Wineglass Bay?
January is the windiest month of the year, with an average hourly wind speed of around 26 kilometres per hour (14 knots).

November through to February are usually the windiest months in Wineglass Bay, with average wind speeds of around 25 kilometres per hour (13.5 knots).

The predominant wind direction in Wineglass Bay is from the west throughout the year.

When is the sea warmest in Wineglass Bay?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Wineglass Bay in February when the water temperature reaches 17°C (62°F).


Wineglass Bay – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
23 23 21 19 16 14 14 14 17 18 20 22
Average daily min temp (°C)
13 13 12 10 8 6 5 6 7 8 10 12
Daily hours of sunshine
7 7 7 6 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7
Daily hours of daylight
15 14 12 11 10 9 9 10 12 13 15 15
Comfort level
Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Cold Cold Cold No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
65 71 71 71 74 78 77 70 63 64 66 61
UV Index (max)
11 9 6 4 2 1 1 2 4 6 8 10
Number of days with some rainfall
5 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 7
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
64 56 60 46 52 53 40 54 40 62 68 49
Average wind speed (km/h)
26 24 22 19 16 16 16 19 22 24 24 25
Average daily sea temp (°C)
16 17 16 15 14 12 12 11 11 12 14 15
Friendly Beaches, TAS

Holiday seasons

High season: December to February, especially during the summer school holidays from 26th December to the end of January.

Major public holidays including Easter when everyone seems to be on the move and everything from airline seats, hotels, restaurants and petrol prices are at their highest.

Low Season: The winter months of June, July and August.


Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia with additional historical climate data sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


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Latest update: Best time to visit Wineglass Bay: 28 June, 2022



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