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Maydena
Tasmania
Maydena.jpg
Looking east on main road
Population 245 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 7140
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Derwent Valley Council
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
16.1 °C
61 °F
5.2 °C
41 °F
1,201.5 mm
47.3 in

Maydena is a locality in Tasmania, Australia, alongside the River Tyenna.

Maydena is on the Gordon River Road, south west of New Norfolk, through the Bushy Park Hop Fields, past the Styx Valley, turn left at Westerway, past Mount Field National Park and Russell Falls, through Tyenna and Fitzgerald townships and then up to Maydena itself. Gordon River Road continues to Lake Pedder, Lake Gordon and Strathgordon, in the Southwest National Park of Tasmania.

At the 2006 census, Maydena had a population of 245.

Maydena has a state primary school and a community online centre.

History

The 3' 6" gauge railway line in Maydena was once used for hauling timber and osmiridium ore, as well as a way point for the Dam builders up at Strathgordon. A portion of the disused rail track is now being used by a pedal powered 'Rail track riders' tourist attraction.

Maydena Post Office opened on 1 May 1944.

Climate

The climate is generally cold and wet. Some winter nights drop below freezing, the average winter daytime temperatures average between 8 °C (46 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F). The summer is mild with temperatures averaging around 5 °C (41 °F) to 12 °C (54 °F) at night to 15 °C (59 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F) during the day. Rainfall is set to 1,187.9 millimetres (46.77 in) annually spread over 12 months and an average of 219.3 days of rainfall.

Climate data for Maydena Post Office
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.0
(98.6)
35.8
(96.4)
35.2
(95.4)
28.5
(83.3)
25.3
(77.5)
18.9
(66)
17.4
(63.3)
22.1
(71.8)
26.7
(80.1)
30.0
(86)
32.3
(90.1)
35.2
(95.4)
37.0
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
22.3
(72.1)
19.4
(66.9)
15.8
(60.4)
13.1
(55.6)
10.8
(51.4)
10.6
(51.1)
12.0
(53.6)
13.7
(56.7)
15.6
(60.1)
18.0
(64.4)
19.7
(67.5)
16.1
(61)
Average low °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
8.9
(48)
6.9
(44.4)
5.3
(41.5)
4.4
(39.9)
2.5
(36.5)
2.2
(36)
2.6
(36.7)
3.4
(38.1)
4.7
(40.5)
6.4
(43.5)
7.4
(45.3)
5.3
(41.5)
Record low °C (°F) -0.4
(31.3)
-1.0
(30.2)
-3.9
(25)
-1.8
(28.8)
-3.4
(25.9)
-4.2
(24.4)
-3.5
(25.7)
-3.8
(25.2)
-3.4
(25.9)
-3.2
(26.2)
-1.4
(29.5)
-0.6
(30.9)
-4.2
(24.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 63.9
(2.516)
64.7
(2.547)
69.8
(2.748)
85.1
(3.35)
96.2
(3.787)
99.0
(3.898)
107.6
(4.236)
156.8
(6.173)
140.1
(5.516)
122.7
(4.831)
91.5
(3.602)
89.7
(3.531)
1,187.9
(46.768)
Avg. rainy days 13.2 11.4 16.4 17.4 20.6 20.2 23.2 23.8 21.8 20.7 15.1 15.5 219.3
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