Mixed bag of February 2005 weather.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin and North Canberra during February were mixed, with periods of hot, dry weather, colder outbreaks, gales and even some nearby snowfalls!

Nights were mild, with an average minimum of 12.6 degrees, down on last Februaryís average of 14.0 degrees.  The warmest night for the month occurred on February 26, when the temperature was a warm 17.3 degrees, while on February 3 it dropped to a cool 5.9 degrees.

Days were warm and mostly cloudy, with an average maximum of 26.3 degrees, well down on last Februaryís average of 30.2 degrees.  The highest temperature for the month was a hot 34.1 degrees, recorded on February 8, while on February 3, overcast skies and near gale force Northerly winds combined to keep Gungahlinís maximum temperature to a very cool 12.6 degrees.  Extensive snow falls were recorded across the Snowy Mountains and Brindabella Ranges during this cold outbreak.

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 4.3 km/h during February, with the strongest gust for the month 64.4 km/h from the N, recorded on February 3.

After the good start to the year on the rainfall front last month, Gungahlin received another welcome fall during February.  The Weather Centre recorded 56.1mm of rain for the month, over 9 days.  Falls in other parts of Canberra was also pleasing, with 76mm falling at Canberra AP, 79mm at Tidbinbilla and 56mm at Tuggeranong. Gungahlinís total rainfall so far in 2005 now stands at 101.6mm, well up on the 71.9mm that fell over the same period in 2004.

Gungahlinís March Outlook: Current indications are for a continuation of slightly cooler and wetter weather conditions continuing into March.  Daytime temperatures should average at around 24 degrees and nights at 10 degrees.  Rainfall prospects are good, with falls likely to substantially exceed Gungahlinís longer term March average of 34mm.

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