Is it Winter or Summer??
Us northern hemisphere residents forget that southern hemisphere residents have weather that is opposite to ours. When I wrote Tasman—An Innocent Convict’s Struggle for Freedom the differences were a constant concern because in Tasmania, June was winter and December was summer. Talk about needing to be consistent!
Tasmania is comparable to the Pacific Northwest if you reverse the seasons. The island lies between 40° and 45° degrees while the Pacific Northwest lies between 45° and 50° degrees. Antarctica and the Indian Ocean influence Tasmania’s weather; the Arctic and the Japanese Current in the North Pacific influence ours.
Both locations have a mixed broadleaf, deciduous and needle leaf evergreen vegetation. Both have Marine climates and mountainous regions. Both speak a distinctive but easily-understood form of English making a visit to Tasmania an easy travel destination.