Gungahlin records a cloudy, dry March 2007.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin during March were generally warm and cloudy, but rainfall remained below average. 

Nights were mild, with an average minimum of 12.2 degrees, the same as in March 2006.   The warmest night for the month occurred on March 4, when the temperature was a sticky 20.7 degrees, while on March 31, it dropped to a cold 5.0 degrees.

Days were generally warm and cloudy, with an average maximum of 26.0 degrees; down slightly on the average of 26.8 degrees recorded last March.  The highest temperature for the month was a hot 34.0 degrees, on March 4, while on March 30 cloudy skies and gusty NW winds combined to keep Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 15.9 degrees. 

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 3.4 km/h during March, with the strongest gust for the month 45.1 km/h from the NNW, recorded on March 24.

Rain fell in Gungahlin on 9 days during March but, overall, the total for the month was a disappointing 37.3mm.  This compares to the 33.3mm of rain that fell on 5 days during March 2006.  Falls in other parts of Canberra was also disappointing, with 35.4mm recorded at Canberra AP, 29.0mm at Tuggeranong and 53.3mm at nearby Tidbinbilla.  Gungahlinís total rainfall so far in 2007 stands at just 83.6mm, well down on the 119.2mm that fell over the same period last year.

Gungahlin's April outlook:  Current indications are for a slightly warmer and sunnier April than normal across Gungahlin.  Daytime temperatures should average at around 21 degrees, and nights at 6 degrees.  Despite the sunnier than normal outlook, rainfall prospects are good.  Gungahlin is likely to receive around 65mm of rain for the month, well up on Gungahlinís longer term average of just 27mm. 

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