Is it Colder in Hobart or Melbourne? Winter Temperatures Compared

While both Melbourne and Hobart experience similar average winter temperatures, there are some subtle differences to consider:

Average Winter Temperatures:

  • Melbourne: 6.5 °C (43.7 °F) to 14.2 °C (57.6 °F)
  • Hobart: 5 °C (41 °F) to 12.3 °C (54.1 °F)

As you can see, Hobart’s average temperatures are slightly cooler than Melbourne’s, especially during the night, with Hobart dipping down to 3 °C (37.4 °F) on some occasions. This is because Hobart is further south and closer to the influence of the colder Antarctic winds.

Additional factors to consider:

  • Rainfall: Melbourne generally receives more rain than Hobart during winter, which can make it feel colder and damper.
  • Sunshine: Both cities experience similar amounts of sunshine in winter, although Melbourne might have slightly more sunny days.
  • Snowfall: While both cities can experience occasional snow flurries, Hobart’s mountainous regions are more likely to see snow accumulation, offering opportunities for winter activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Overall, while the average temperatures are similar, Hobart has slightly cooler nights, more frequent rain, and a higher chance of experiencing snow, making it feel like a slightly colder winter destination compared to Melbourne.

Featured image of Mount Wellington. Image by Charles Haynes

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