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Tasmanians are in for a wet introduction to winter 2018, the latest climate modelling shows.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its three-month outlook for April to June.
It shows Tasmania is among four states forecast to receive more rainfall than usual in the coming months.
However, daytime temperatures for Tasmania are expected to be warmer than average.
The bureau’s experts think the higher rainfall averages could be due to above average sea surface temperatures in the Tasman Sea, which are impacting rainfall levels in Australia’s southeast.
In Tasmania, the North has a historical three-month rainfall average of between 200 and 300mm.
The East Coast and South brings in between 100 and 200mm, while the West Coast gets between 400 and 600mm, and the North-West Coast between 300 and 400mm.
The average maximum temperature across the North, North-West and East Coast is between 15 and 18 degrees, and between 12 and 15 degrees for the remainder of the state.
The average minimum temperature – which the bureau predicts Tasmania will exceed – is between six and nine degrees for the North, North-West and East Coast, and between three and six degrees for the remainder of the state, minus the Central Highlands.