A mild, cloudy start to Spring 2004.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin and North Canberra during September were dominated by cloudy skies, mild temperatures and little rain.

Nights were cool to cold, with an average minimum of 4.1 degrees, down slightly on last Septemberís average of 4.5 degrees.  The warmest night for the month occurred on September 27, when the temperature was a mild 12.2 degrees, while on September 13 it dropped to a cold minus 1.4 degrees.  In all, the temperature in Gungahlin dropped to 0 degrees or below on 4 mornings during the month.

Days were generally cool to mild and cloudy, with an average maximum of 15.6 degrees, up on last Septemberís average of 14.9 degrees.  The highest temperature for the month was a warm 22.8 degrees, recorded on September 28, while on September 4, cloudy skies and cool NW winds combined to keep Gungahlinís maximum to just 9.8 degrees.

Gungahlin recorded 10 frosts during September, and there were 3 fogs.

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 6.6 km/h during September, with the strongest gust for the month 54.7 km/h from the N/NW, recorded on September 8.

After the wet weather of last month, Gungahlinís September total of just 35.3mm (over 9 days) was disappointing.  Falls in other parts of Canberra were a little better, with 48.2mm recorded at Canberra AP and an impressive 62.4mm at Tuggeranong.  Gungahlinís total rainfall so far in 2004 now stands at 252.8mm, well down on the 320.8mm that fell over the same period in 2003.

Gungahlinís October Outlook: Current indications are for fairly typical October weather conditions across Gungahlin.  Mild to warm days will give way to colder outbreaks in the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month.  Daytime temperatures should average at around 18 degrees and nights at 7 degrees.  Rainfall prospects are particularly good, with totals likely to exceed the longer term October average of 67.8mm and could even nudge 100mm.

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