Summer is here and Tasmanians can expect a warmer than normal season.
"In terms of temperatures, average to warmer than average for much of the state during the day, and nights are looking quite warm as well," BOM head of operational climate services Dr Andrew Watkins said.
Dr Watkins said the state may see an increase in humidity, and could experience drier conditions in the Western part of the state, but summer could possibly be wetter than normal in the East and North.
The bushfire risk may not be as high compared to other summers, but short periods of hot and windy weather will raise the risk.
However, increased grass and crop growth over spring could be dried out during summer and increase grassfire risk.
Spring was wetter than normal for most of Tasmania, except in the West, which has made soil moisture and water storages high across the state.
The La Nina is expected to bring wetter than average conditions for much of Eastern Australia, except the West-Coast of Tasmania.
The additional rain means there is an increased chance of floods during summer.
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