IF YOU think it was hotter than normal this summer, you could be right - summer was one to two degrees warmer than average in Tasmania.
But don't get too excited; experts are tipping a cooler than average autumn.
Bureau of Meteorology climatologist Ian Barnes-Keoghan said this summer was warm and dry, especially in the South.
``Hobart, Hobart Airport and Bushy Park all had their highest temperatures ever and they all happened on January 4,'' Mr Barnes-Keoghan said.
On that day Hobart recorded 41.8 degrees, which was a degree hotter than its previous 40.8 record and 0.4 degrees off the state's maximum of 42.2 degrees, which was recorded at Scamander on January 30, 2009.
January 4 was also the day the Dunalley fire started.
Launceston, however, wasn't as hot.
``Launceston's hottest day was on January 4 and was 33.7 degrees,'' Mr Barnes-Keoghan said.
``When we average the temperatures out across the season, it was a warmer season than average by about a degree in the North and almost two in the South.''
Mr Barnes-Keoghan said there would not be a sudden snap into autumn, but when there was, it would be cold.