Gungahlin and North Canberra recorded a pleasant start to 2005, with weather conditions during January dominated by cloudy skies, very warm temperatures and some welcome summer rain.
Nights were mild to warm, with an average minimum of 13.7 degrees (13.7 degrees last January). The warmest night for the month occurred on January 13, when the temperature was a muggy 18.1 degrees, while on January 11 it dropped to a cooler 8.1 degrees.
Days were very warm to hot and mostly cloudy, with an average maximum of 28.8 degrees, up slightly on last Januaryís average of 28.6 degrees. The highest temperature for the month was a scorching 38.1 degrees, recorded on January 14, while on January 5, cloudy skies and gusty NW winds combined to keep Gungahlinís maximum temperature to a cool 19.3 degrees.
Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 3.9 km/h during January, with the strongest gust for the month 54.7 km/h from the NW, recorded on January 4.
Gungahlin received a very welcome 45.5mm of rain during January, making it the wettest start to a year since 1999 when an impressive 110.4mm was recorded. Rain fell on 6 days during the month, with 35.3mm falling on January 20.
Gungahlinís February Outlook: Current indications suggest weather conditions in Gungahlin during February will continue to be very warm and cloudy. Daytime temperatures should average at close to 30 degrees, and nights at 13 degrees. Rainfall prospects are looking good, with falls likely to exceed the longer term average of 56mm.
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