A frosty start to winter 2006.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin during June were dominated by cold, frosty and often foggy mornings, cool, sunny days and some welcome rain.

Nights were rather cold, with an average minimum of -0.2 degrees.  This was well down on the average of 2.9 degrees recorded last June.  The warmest night for the month occurred on June 10, when the temperature was a mild 6.3 degrees, while on June 15 it dropped to a teeth chattering minus 5.7 degrees.

Days were generally cool to cold and clear, with an average maximum of 11.1, down on last Juneís average of 12.1 degrees.  The highest temperature for the month was a mild 16.1 degrees, recorded on June 8, while on June 30, overcast skies and drizzle combined to keep Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 6.6 degrees.

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at just 1.5 km/h during June, with the strongest gust for the month 46.7km/h from the S, recorded on June 11.

Due to the predominantly clear, calm conditions, Gungahlin recorded 19 frosts during the month, well up on the 11 frosts recorded last June, and there were 9 fogs.

Rain made a welcome return to Gungahlin during June, with a healthy 78.2mm falling over 13 days.  Falls in other parts of Canberra were just as impressive, with 74.8mm falling at Canberra AP, 64.6mm at Tuggeranong and 59.7mm at Tidbinbilla.  Gungahlin's total rainfall so far in 2006 now stands at 217.0mm, down slightly on the 228.3mm that fell over the same period in 2005.

Gungahlin's July Outlook:  Current indications are for the cooler and wetter than normal weather conditions to continue in July.  Daytime temperatures should average at around 10 degrees and nights at 0.  Rainfall prospects continue to be good, with falls well above Gungahlinís longer term average of 41mm likely.  Light snow is also likely to make an appearance towards the end of the month.

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