Gungahlin shivers through its coldest day on record - max just 2.6C.

12 June 2009.

If you cant remember it being this cold in Gungahlin for a while you're not imagining things, as Gungahlin shivered through its coldest day since the Gungahlin Weather Station opened in January 1998.

The maximum temperature on 12 June 2009 was just 2.6C (recorded at 3.17pm), beating the previous coldest day of 3.0C recorded on the very snowy day of 28 May 2000.

Fog and low level cloud developed during the early hours of June 12 combining to create the cold and eerie conditions, and without a breeze to blow the cloud away it remained foggy and misty throughout the day, blocking out any chance of the sun warming the suburbs.

At nearby Tuggeranong the temperature also peaked at just 2.6C degrees, the coldest maximum ever recorded in Canberras south.

At Canberra Airport the maximum reached only 4.1C, the coldest maximum there since June 1966 when 2.8C was recorded.  Canberra Airports lowest maximum on record is 2.1C, recorded on 25 June 1949.

Conditions were much milder across the local area, with Cooma recording a top of 10.7C, Goulburn 9.1C and Yass 8.6C.  Even in the Snowy Mountains Thredbo Village reached 6.7C, Perisher Valley 5.0C and Cabramurra 3.3C.

Relief from the cold is on its way, with milder temperatures over the coming week, reaching 14C degrees by Thursday (2C above the June average).

 

Chronicle of Gungahlin's coldest day on record - hourly temperatures on 12 June 2009.

     

1am:  -2.7C

10am:  0.2C

7pm:  0.8C

2am:  -0.8C

11am:  1.1C

8pm:  0.6C

3am:  -0.3C

12pm:  1.6C

9pm:  0.4C

4am:  -0.4C

1pm:  1.7C

10pm:  0.3C

5am:  -0.1C

2pm:  2.5C

11pm:  0.3C

6am:  0.0C

3pm:  2.3C

12am:  -0.1C

7am:  -0.2C

4pm:  2.1C

 

8am:  -0.2C

5pm:  2.0C

Min:  -3.1C (1.16am)

9am:  0.0C

6pm:  0.9C

Max:  2.6C (3.17pm)

     

 

   
Temperatures across NSW and capital cities on 12 June 2009:
   

Town

Alt (m) Min C Max C

 

     

Gungahlin

634 -3.1 2.6

Tuggeranong

587 -3.1 2.6

Canberra

578 -2.2 4.1

Crackenback

1,957 -6.5 0.6

Cabramurra

1,482 -3.8 3.3

Perisher

1,735 -9.0 5.0

Khancoban

339 -1.6 5.7

Gundagi

250 -0.6 6.0

Thredbo

1,380 -6.0 6.7

Wagga

212 -9.0 7.5

Oberon

1,095 -2.3 7.6

Braidwood

665 -5.1 8.5

Tumbarumba

655 -4.0 8.5

Yass

520 1.4 8.6

Lake Eucumbene

1,180 0.1 8.8

Young

380 -2.6 8.9

Goulburn

640 -2.8 9.1

Bombala

761 -0.2 10.3

 

Town

Alt (m) Min C Max C

 

     

Orange

947 -4.0 10.7

Lithgow

900 -5.0 10.7

Cooma

778 -5.5 10.7

Bowral

690 -0.2 10.9

Taralga

845 -0.3 11.5

Mildura (Vic)

50 1.0 11.6

Katoomba

1,015 0.2 11.8

Bathurst

713 0.3 12.5

Batemans Bay

11 2.7 15.8

Bega

41 4.4 16.6

Canberra

578 -2.2 4.1

Melbourne

31 5.3 10.8

Hobart

51 4.2 11.8

Adelaide

48 9.1 13.8

Perth

25 5.2 15.4

Sydney

39 6.2 17.1

Brisbane

8 5.5 19.9

Darwin

30 16.0 30.1

 

NOTE: Interestingly, Gungahlin has now recorded both its hottest and coldest maximums on record this year.  On 31 January it peaked at 40.1C and on 12 June it reached just 2.6C.

Sources: Gungahlin Weather Centre.  Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology.

 

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