Peter Murphy marks 35 years of presenting Tassie weather

Congratulations to Seven Tasmania’s weather presenter Peter Murphy who this week marks 35 years of bringing the weather to viewers -possibly an Aussie record?

Murphy presented his first weather in 1984  for TNT-9 Southern Cross with Tim Lester (now at Seven in Canberra and often currently seen in the same bulletin).

Back then temperatures were placed onto a magnetic map.

“There was only a magnet on one end and the other end, and every time we would put it up on the board it would slide down while we were doing the weather,” he tells the Examiner.

Murphy traditionally wraps his reports with a dad joke, and last night the bulletin featured this special tribute.



  1. Shades of Groundhog Day for Tassie weather presenters …every night would begin with ” very cold and the chance of rain”…even in the middle of summer …apart from that it’s a great place to visit.

    • Not quite true.The summers in Tasmania are warm and dry.Bushfires are more of a problem inTasmania in summer than the cold and the wet.I should know as I live there.

  2. 35 years wow congrats Pete. He is the reason why I watch 7 Tas news every night. Such a great personality knows what he is doing. He likes to crack a joke at the end of his report to Jo or Rachel about their daily lives he is just hilarious.

    I would recommend watching him when you are in Tassie never to disappoint.

    • Btw Jo is married to pro ballroom dancer and teacher Andrew Palmer who was on DWTS when it was on Channel 7. Her daughter lily andrew’s stepdaughter was in the recent Channel 10 one with Jet.

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