Dry and mild March 2002 in Gungahlin!

Weather conditions across Gungahlin during March were generally dry and mild, with temperatures slightly up on normal.

Nights were mild, with an average minimum of 11.0°C (10.8°C last year).   The warmest night occurred on March 20 when the temperature was 16°C, while on March 1 it dropped to a cooler 9°C.

Days were generally mild to warm and clear, with an average maximum of 24.8°C, a little warmer than last year's average of 23.6°C.   The highest temperature was 33°C, recorded on March 19, while on March 30, Gungahlin's maximum reached just 18°C.

Gungahlin received two light fogs during March, but there were no frosts.

Winds averaged at 3.7 km/h during the month, and the strongest gust recorded was a 48.3 km/h northerly on March 26

After the record-breaking rains of February, dry conditions returned.   For 19 days between March 7 and 25 not a drop of rain fell. The total for the month was 24.6mm (59.8mm last March) with rain recorded on five days.

Outlook:   Indications are for average April weather conditions, but it also looks like it will remain on the dry side.   Daytime temperatures should average 19°C, but nights will start to cool rapidly, and average 6°C.   The year's first frost is likely within a week.

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