July 2006 was milder and cloudy.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin during July were a little milder and slightly wetter than normal.

Nights were cold, with an average minimum of 1.9 degrees, up slightly on the 1.8 degrees recorded last July.  The warmest night for the month occurred on July 15, when the temperature was a mild 6.5 degrees, while on July 13 it dropped to a freezing minus 5.0 degrees.

Days were generally cool to cold and cloudy, with an average maximum of 10.9, up slightly on last Julyís average of 10.6 degrees.  The highest temperature for the month was a mild 14.6 degrees, recorded on July 26, while on July 24, overcast skies and cold southerly winds combined to keep Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 6.9 degrees.

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 3.9 km/h during July, with the strongest gust for the month 48.3 km/h from the W/NW, recorded on July 10.

Despite the generally cloudy conditions, Gungahlin still managed to record 17 frosts during the month (16 frosts last July), and there were 5 fogs (9 fogs last July).

Gungahlin received 47.0mm of rain during July, over 15 days.  This was a little above the longer term average of 41mm.  Falls in other parts of Canberra were mixed, with 35mm falling at Canberra AP, 53mm at Tuggeranong and an impressive 110mm at Tidbinbilla.  Gungahlin's total rainfall so far in 2006 now stands at 263.9mm, down on the 292.9mm that fell over the same period in 2005.

Gungahlin's August Outlook:  Current indications are for the milder conditions to continue in August.  Daytime temperatures should average at around 14 degrees and nights at 2 degrees.  Rainfall prospects remain good, with falls around Gungahlinís longer term August average of 69mm looking likely.

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