The rain returns during a cool, wet June 2005.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin and North Canberra during June were dominated by cloudy skies, cool temperatures and well above average rainfall.

Nights were cool to cold, with an average minimum of 2.9 degrees (2.0 degrees last June).  The warmest night for the month occurred on June 30, when the temperature was a mild 7.9 degrees, while on June 2 it dropped to a frosty minus 3.1 degree.

Days were generally cool and mostly cloudy, with an average maximum of 12.1 degrees, well up on last Juneís average of 11.0 degrees.  The highest temperature for the month was a very mild 18.7 degrees, recorded on June 8, while on June 22, cold and gusty NW winds kept Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 5.7 degrees.

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 4.3 km/h during June, with the strongest gust for the month 49.9 km/h from the W/NW, recorded on June 13.

After a totally rain free May, it was pleasing to see the rain return to the region during June.  Gungahlin recorded 90.2mm of rain for the month, over 15 days.  Falls in other parts of Canberra were also impressive, with 73mm falling at Canberra AP, 72mm at Tuggeranong and 107mm at Tidbinbilla.  Gungahlin's total rainfall so far in 2005 now stands at 228.4mm, well up on the 111.9mm that fell over the same period in 2004.

Due to the wet, cloudy weather itís not surprising that Gungahlin recorded just 11 frosts for the month, well down on the 15 frosts last June.

Gungahlin's July Outlook:  Current indications are for slightly above average July temperatures.  Daytime temperatures should average at around 12 degrees and nights at 2 degrees.  Rainfall prospects are good, with the wetter than normal June conditions set to continue into July.

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© Gungahlin Weather Centre - 2005.