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Climate risks and opportunities

Tasmania's climate is already changing, and the latest Australian climate change projections from the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO show how the climate is expected to change over the coming decades. The projections for Tasmania are:

  • Average temperatures will continue to rise
  • Less rainfall in winter and spring
  • More hot days and fewer frosts
  • More extreme rainfall events
  • Harsher bushfire weather
  • Mean sea level will continue to rise.

Learn more about climate data and the impacts of climate change.

A changing climate will present both risks and opportunities for Tasmania. It is important that we take action to adapt and reduce our vulnerability as well as take advantage of any opportunities.

Here are some of the current projects underway to help us adapt to the changing climate: