Climate records from the Bureau of Meteorology tell a story of change.
Temperature trends show an average increase of 1 degree celsius over the century. There are more hot days, which last longer.
Rainfall patterns have changed, with a trend of drier autumns, and more dry years. When it rains, it rains more heavily for a shorter time. Flooding is more intense.
The hotter and drier weather trend encourages fires to burn more of the bush, earlier in the season, and more ferociously.
Observed changes in the climate are tracking with the worst predictions from the global scientific authority – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has published lots of information about the long-term records of Tasmania’s climate in detail.