Weather conditions across Gungahlin and North Canberra during June were cool and cloudy, but it was the cold, almost constant north-westerly wind that confirmed winter had arrived.
Nights were cold, with an average minimum of 2.0 degrees, down a little on last Juneís average of 3.0 degrees. The warmest night for the month occurred on June 3, when the temperature was a mild 7.4 degrees, while on June 5 it dropped to a freezing -5.5 degrees. In all, the temperature in Gungahlin dropped to 0 degrees or below on 9 mornings during the month.
Days were generally cool to cold and cloudy, with an average maximum of 11.0 degrees, slightly cooler than last Juneís average of 11.5 degrees. The highest temperature for the month was a mild 16.1 degrees, recorded on June 9, while on June 20, cloudy skies and gusty NW winds combined to keep Gungahlinís maximum temperature to just 5.9 degrees. In fact, the temperature in Gungahlin failed to reach double figures on 10 days during the month.
Gungahlin recorded 15 frosts during the month, and there were 2 fogs.
Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at a fresh 9.3 km/h during June, with the strongest gust for the month 67.6 km/h from the NW, recorded on June 30.
For the first time since February, Gungahlinís rainfall reached double figures during June, with 23.4mm falling at the Weather Centre over 14 days. This was still well below the longer term average of 52mm, and brought the 2004 total to 111.9mm, well below the 187mm which fell over the same period in 2003.
Gungahlinís July Outlook: Current indications are for a slightly cooler than normal July, with days averaging at around 10 degrees and nights at 0 degrees. Unfortunately, rainfall is likely to be below the longer term average of 42mm. A cold outbreak in the 3rd week of July is set to produce light snow in Gungahlin.
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