Flinders Island along with the Furneaux Group has a maritime climate with
rainfall averaging anywhere from about 600 mm in the southwest to over 800 mm in
the central hills. A generally mild climate it is of course in the Bass Strait
and subject to the infamous Roaring Forties with coastal waters being exposed
to strong and variable westerly winds that can blow unabated for several days
during the late winter and spring.
With approximately 900 permanent residents,
Flinders Island is covered by the Flinders Municipality. Whitemark, Lady Barron
and Killiecrankie are the three main population on the island, with Whitemark
being the main residential and business centre, and the all-tides port at Lady
Barron is the berthing point for the trading vessels.
Check out our listing of
Flinders Island accommodation.
More information is available from the local tourism visitor centre, Tasmania
Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Flinders Council.