Current Conditions in Tasmania

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At any time, Tasmania can experience different climate extremes to other parts of the Australian continent. Detailed information about current conditions can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) web site including specific agricultural weather information​.

​Current outlook information​

The links below are to current BoM outlook information:


Understanding Drought​​

​The Bureau of M​eteorology​ explains the difference between drought, rainfall deficiencies and water availability​.

Access BoM from your mobile device using the App or visit the BOM website to find out more​.​

​The webpage support for farming businesses and families​ has information about: 

  • declaring a drought in Tasmania

  • how to access financial assistance during seasonal conditions

Rainfall data​​


Heat Wave Forecast​​

The Heatwave Forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology can assist growers with the preparation of managing stressed crops over summer.  The Bureau updates the information twice daily.

The Heatwave Forecast shows the location of heatwaves, severe heatwaves and extreme heatwaves for the last two days and the next four days.  It uses some analysis Numerical Weather Prediction model data, not the Official Forecast data.

​​Normalised Difference Vegetation Index ​​

The Normalised Difference Vegetation Index​ (NDVI) indicates live green vegetation absorbs visible light (solar radiation) as part of photosynthesis. At the same time plants scatter (reflect) solar energy in the near infrared. This difference in absorption is quite unique to live vegetation and provides a measure of the greenness of the vegetation. 


Check the Tasmanian Fire Service website.