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In both Hobart (Ellerslie Road) and Launceston (Airport) the mean, annual, daily minimum temperatures show a warming trend, beginning around 1950. This trend can be partially attributed to an urban 'heat island' developing around the sites, as increased building density leads to higher overnight temperatures.
MEAN ANNUAL DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURES, Hobart and Launceston - 1880-2001(a)
MEAN ANNUAL DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES, Hobart and Launceston - 1880-2001(a)