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Strathgordon
Tasmania
Postcode(s) 7139
Elevation 322 m (1,056 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Derwent Valley Council
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
14.0 °C
57 °F
6. °C
43 °F
2,550.5 mm
100.4 in

Strathgordon is a locality in Tasmania, Australia on the road to the Gordon River dam the most south westerly road in the south west of Tasmania. It is a tourist destination for visitors wishing to visit the Southwest National Park and World Heritage listed wilderness.

It is remote by Tasmanian standards, however fuel can be purchased at the Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge which also provides a good range of accommodation and meals. The nearest basic services, otherwise, are 70 kilometres (43 mi) away along a winding road from Maydena. The road is maintained in good condition by Hydro Tasmania and offers spectacular views of the South Western Wilderness.

The town was the 'company' town for construction by the Hydro Tasmania of the hydro-electric structures that resulted in damming of Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon. Its post office opened on 16 July 1969.

Climate

Climate data for Strathgordon, Tasmania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.2
(97.2)
36.3
(97.3)
33.1
(91.6)
27.5
(81.5)
21.1
(70)
16.1
(61)
17.5
(63.5)
20.8
(69.4)
24.5
(76.1)
27.9
(82.2)
32.0
(89.6)
35.0
(95)
36.3
(97.3)
Average high °C (°F) 19.3
(66.7)
19.8
(67.6)
17.3
(63.1)
14.5
(58.1)
11.6
(52.9)
9.6
(49.3)
9.0
(48.2)
10.1
(50.2)
11.7
(53.1)
13.6
(56.5)
16.2
(61.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.2
(57.6)
Average low °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
9.7
(49.5)
8.6
(47.5)
7.0
(44.6)
5.3
(41.5)
3.8
(38.8)
3.0
(37.4)
3.6
(38.5)
4.5
(40.1)
5.4
(41.7)
7.0
(44.6)
8.3
(46.9)
6.3
(43.3)
Record low °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
1.5
(34.7)
1.3
(34.3)
0.0
(32)
-1.1
(30)
-4.0
(24.8)
-2.5
(27.5)
-3.1
(26.4)
-1.5
(29.3)
-1.3
(29.7)
0.6
(33.1)
1.8
(35.2)
-4.0
(24.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 145.8
(5.74)
106.9
(4.209)
149.9
(5.902)
201.6
(7.937)
239.1
(9.413)
213.4
(8.402)
271.8
(10.701)
293.4
(11.551)
278.5
(10.965)
248.0
(9.764)
175.3
(6.902)
198.2
(7.803)
2,525.7
(99.437)
Avg. precipitation days 17.4 14.1 18.4 20.1 23.0 22.5 25.0 25.4 24.4 23.0 19.4 20.0 252.7
Sunshine hours 201.5 178.0 145.7 105.0 68.2 51.0 62.0 83.7 102.0 139.5 165.0 176.7 1,478.3
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
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