Along with Hobart, Launceston is one of the driest areas in Tasmania averaging a low of 31mm of rain in February and a high of 85mm of rain in August. The most rain Launceston has received in a year was 829.6mm in 1992, while the driest year was in 2006, when just 394.8mm fell. Winter months are typically cool with an average of 16 frosts during this period, out of an average total of 26 in a year. Becuase of low minimum temperatures, mornings can be rather cool with the average 9am temperature in July averaging just 5.2°C.While January mornings are statistically the warmest, averaging 16.6°C.are the current commerial airlines to use the airport.There are currently direct flights to and from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.State Upper House seats which incorporate parts of Launceston are the Electoral Divisions of Paterson, Windermere and Rosevears.Local government A large portion of the city is part of the ] The three intersecting lines represent the city's three rivers (North Esk, South Esk and Tamar) and the two rectangles in the lines represent tin ingots.
Launceston's streets, most of which were planned in very early years of the nineteenth century, were probably always too narrow for trams to be fully successful, in many cases little of the roadway remained for other forms of transport.Open Document |title=2028.6 - Tasmanian Population Census Data: Launceston Suburbs, 2006|Publisher=Australian Bureau of Statistics|accessdate=2008-08-13.Both federal and state seats share common boundaries. Tamar River The Tamar river is a navigable estuary and is still used for tourist cruises.For many years ocean going shipping used the river to obtain access to the Port of Launceston — located in the city centre.[  ] Architecture Launceston has many well-preserved Victorian and Georgian buildings and has the largest collection of 19th century buildings in Australia.