Weather

Lake St Clair Weather

The weather in this alpine region is changeable and unpredictable, but if you are well prepared for it, you will enjoy the many moods of the mountains and rainforests. We recommend that you bring warm clothing, walking shoes and socks, a camera and binoculars, and waterproof clothing regardless of the time of year.

The lodge is at 735m elevation and the lake creates it’s own micro-climate with an average maximum temperature of approximately 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) in Summer and 7 degrees Celsius (44 degrees Fahrenheit) in Winter. It can get cold – particularly in the winter months (June – August), it’s very beautiful when it does, but you’ll need to be prepared.

Weather Forecasts

For the latest short-term weather report for Central Plateau And Upper Derwent Valley  click here

For the latest weather observations of Lake St Clair  click here

Weather Statistics

Statistics (1990 to 2010)* JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Temperature

Mean maximum temperature (Degrees C) 19.3 19.3 16.6 13.0 10.3 7.7 7.3 8.1 10.0 12.6 15.5 17.2
Highest temperature (Degrees C) 33.0 31.9 30.2 23.5 21.7 14.2 13.1 17.0 20.4 25.7 28.0 32.6
Mean number of days >= 30 Degrees C 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.3
Mean minimum temperature (Degrees C) 6.3 6.0 4.2 2.7 1.6 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.8 2.0 3.5 5.0
Lowest temperature (Degrees C) -2.5 -4.0 -3.6 -5.0 -6.0 -7.0 -7.2 -7.0 -6.2 -6.5 -4.0 -2.6
Mean number of days <= 0 Degrees C 1.2 1.5 3.3 6.9 11.3 15.3 16.1 15.7 12.7 9.3 4.5 2.2

Rainfall

Mean rainfall (mm) 103.7 82.4 105.7 136.7 159.8 169.0 199.8 250.7 216.2 176.2 134.3 133.7
Highest rainfall (mm) 246.2 225.3 230.7 333.0 491.6 380.4 362.4 519.2 437.0 304.4 289.2 301.5
Lowest rainfall (mm) 25.8 19.6 30.4 41.6 33.4 48.2 97.8 95.5 65.4 73.6 24.8 51.2
Highest daily rainfall (mm) 73.2 63.9 90.4 49.0 72.0 64.2 59.2 84.8 62.4 50.0 43.6 56.0
Mean number of days of rain 14.8 12.4 16.3 19.2 20.8 22.1 24.1 25.0 23.1 22.3 17.2 17.0

Sunshine

Mean daily solar exposure (MJ/(m*m)) 23.1 20.2 14.9 9.5 6.2 4.5 4.9 7.8 12.3 17.5 21.5 23.1

* Statistics courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology.

Graphs

Mean Max Temperature 

Mean Min Temperature

Mean Rainfall