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Deloraine
Tasmania
Weir-Deloraine-20070422-031.jpg
The Meander River weir.
Population 2,745 (2011)
Postcode(s) 7304
Location
LGA(s) Meander Valley Council
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons

Deloraine is a municipality on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. It is 50 km west of Launceston and 52 km south of Devonport along the Bass Highway. It is part of the Meander Valley Council, as of 2011, the town of Deloraine has a population of 2,745

Deloraine, like most Tasmanian towns, has a temperate and wet climate.

History

The region was explored in 1821 by Captain Roland, who was searching for farm land. The land was granted to new settlers, and the town is now a major agricultural centre, with a large number of farms of all types in the area. Deloraine is named after a character from the poem The Lay of the Last Minstrel, written by Sir Walter Scott. Deloraine Post Office opened on 29 October 1836.

The town won the State Tidy Towns award in 1992, 1993 and 1995, and the Australian Community of the Year award in 1997.

Climate

Climate data for Deloraine
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
24.2
(75.6)
19.6
(67.3)
17.0
(62.6)
13.8
(56.8)
12.1
(53.8)
12.0
(53.6)
13.1
(55.6)
13.9
(57)
15.3
(59.5)
18.5
(65.3)
20.0
(68)
15.7
(60.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
15.8
(60.4)
13.7
(56.7)
10.7
(51.3)
8.2
(46.8)
7.0
(44.6)
6.9
(44.4)
7.3
(45.1)
8.9
(48)
9.8
(49.6)
12.2
(54)
14.3
(57.7)
10.9
(51.6)
Average low °C (°F) 9
(48)
9.1
(48.4)
7.8
(46)
4.3
(39.7)
2.5
(36.5)
1.9
(35.4)
1.8
(35.2)
1.5
(34.7)
3.8
(38.8)
4.2
(39.6)
5.8
(42.4)
8.6
(47.5)
5.0
(41)
Rainfall mm (inches) 51
(2.01)
50
(1.97)
51
(2.01)
77
(3.03)
88
(3.46)
102
(4.02)
121
(4.76)
118
(4.65)
96
(3.78)
82
(3.23)
64
(2.52)
63
(2.48)
832
(32.76)
Sunshine hours 294 250 227 200 148 132 137 149 190 244 247 267 2,485
Source #1: Meander Valley Climate Data
Source #2: World Weather and Climate

Sister cities

Deloraine has one sister city, according to the Australian Sister Cities Association.

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