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.

What is the best month to visit Wineglass Bay?
January and February are the best months to visit Wineglass Bay, since the weather is warm and sunny, with mainly clear skies and little or no rainfall.

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).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may climb to around 27°C (80°F).

The warm season lasts from December through March, with an average daily high temperature above 22°C (71°F).

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).

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.

When is the sea warmest in Wineglass Bay?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Wineglass Bay in February when water temperatures average 17°C (62°F), which is cold for swimming.

Which month has the most rain in Wineglass Bay?
November is usually the wettest month in Wineglass Bay with around 52mm (2in) of rainfall on average, distributed across eight days. 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 (16 mph; 14 knots).

November through to February are usually the windiest months in Wineglass Bay, with average wind speeds of around 25 kilometres per hour (15.5 mph; 13.5 knots).

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

Wineglass Bay Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
23 23 21 19 16 14 14 14 17 18 20 22
Average low temperature (°C)
13 13 12 10 8 6 5 6 7 8 10 12
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
7 7 7 6 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7
Average daily daylight (hrs)
15 14 12 11 10 9 9 10 12 13 15 15
Comfort level
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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
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
5 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 6
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
44 50 54 31 34 30 25 48 26 45 52 44
Average wind speed (km/h)
26 24 22 19 16 16 16 19 22 24 24 25
Average sea temperature (°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.

Source: Meteorological data for the Coles Bay – Wineglass Bay region is based on weather statistics gathered for the 26-year period 1997 to 2024 by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) from the closest weather station: Friendly Beaches WS, located 9km (5mi) north of Coles Bay – Wineglass Bay on the east coast of Tasmania.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Wineglass Bay: 10 May, 2024

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