Warmer days and nights may sound like an oxymoron in the depths of a Tasmanian winter but that is what was served up across Tasmania during July, according to new data.
The Bureau of Meteorology senior climate researcher Dr Andrew Marshall explained that Tasmania had not descended to the icy climate associated with this time of year.
"July was not as cold as usual for Tasmania, both days and nights were warmer than the July average across the state," he said.
The average daytime temperature was the highest for Tasmania since 2014.
Daytime and nighttime temperatures are expected to be above average across Tasmania for the next three months.
Overnight temperatures were more than four degrees warmer across most of Northern Tasmania from July 14 to 16 while it was six degrees warmer than average across the north east on July 28.
Bicheno was top of the charts when it came to the average warmest daytime temperature in July with 14.5 degrees.
The warmest night belonged to Flinders Island in July after it recorded 13 degrees on July 28.
"Daytime and nighttime temperatures were in the [top] ten percent of records for parts of Northern Tasmania," Dr Marshall said.
The rains came down in Meander, which received 224ml of rain for the month which is a record for the area.
"Rainfall for July was above average across the North West of Tasmania, especially King Island ... rainfall was slightly above the average for Tasmania overall," Dr Marshall said.
"Rainfall for the year so far has been below average for parts of the south west and close to average elsewhere around Tasmania."
The expected rainfall will be impacted by the movements of the Indian Ocean dipole in the coming months.
Dr Marshall said the weather event known as the Indian Ocean dipole would impact the weather heading into spring.
"The Eastern Indian Ocean is warmer than average and we're now in the negative phase of the Indian Ocean dipole and this forecast to last until at least the middle of spring," he said.
"This typically brings above average rainfall to eastern and southern Australia, including Tasmania, by providing a flow of moist air across the continent," he said.
North Eastern Tasmania is likely to receive above-average rainfall from August to October unlike the rest of Tasmania.
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