Gungahlin records a cool, wet end to spring 2013.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin during November were generally cooler and wetter than normal.

Nights were cool, with an average minimum of 7.8°C; well below last Novembers average of 9.9°C.  Gungahlin’s longer term November average is 9.6°C.  The warmest night for the month occurred on November 22, when the temperature was a muggy 13.9°C, while on November 4, it dropped to a cold 2.3°C.

Days were warm and cloudy, with an average maximum of 23.3°C; well down on last years average of 24.9°C.  Gungahlin’s longer term November average is 23.7°C.  The highest temperature for the month was a hot 31.3°C, recorded on November 28, while on November 11, overcast skies and continuous rain, combined to keep Gungahlin’s maximum temperature to a cold 11.8°C.  This is now the coldest November day recorded at the Gungahlin Weather Centre.  The previous record was 12.1°C on 15 November 2006, the same day a brief, unseasonal snow flurry hit Gungahlin.

Gungahlin recorded 1 light frost, but no fogs during November.  This compared to the 1 frost and 0 fogs last November.

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 2.4 km/h during November, with the strongest gust for the month 38.6 km/h from the N/NW, recorded on November 3.

After a very dry October, Gungahlin recorded a welcome 79.6mm of rain in November, over 8 days.  The bulk of this total falling during a widespread heavy rain event between the 10th and 13th November, which saw 70.8mm fall across the Gungahlin suburbs.  This compares to 32.8mm that fell last November and Gungahlin’s longer term November average of 71.1mm.

Falls in other parts of Canberra were slightly heavier with Canberra AP recording 105.6mm for the month, Tuggeranong 80.4mm, Monash 84.2mm and Melba 98.1mm.  Gungahlin’s total rainfall so far in 2013 now stands at 427.6mm, well below the 615.6mm that fell over the same period last year.

The Gungahlin Weather Centre would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy New Year.  If you’re travelling, remember to take the weather with you!

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