Rain, sleet and even a little snow during Gungahlin's cold, wet June 2007.

Weather conditions across Gungahlin during June were dominated by cloudy skies, cold temperatures and above average rainfall.  Gungahlin also received a brief snow fall at 7am on June 14, but the snow didnít settle.

Nights were cold, with an average minimum of 2.0 degrees; up on last Juneís average of -0.2 degrees.  The warmest night for the month occurred on June 9, when the temperature was a mild 6.4 degrees, while on June 24, it dropped to a frosty minus 4.2 degrees.

Days were cool to cold and mostly cloudy, with an average maximum of 10.9 degrees; down slightly on last yearís average of 11.1 degrees.  The highest temperature for the month was 14.5 degrees on June 5, while on June 27, overcast skies, steady rain and fresh NW winds combined to keep Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 5.9 degrees. 

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 3.1 km/h during June, with the strongest gust for the month 46.7 km/h from the NW, recorded on June 27.

As forecast in late May, Gungahlin benefited from the developing La Nina weather pattern during June and, as a result, received a very welcome 74.4mm of rain for the month, over 12 days.  Falls in other parts of Canberra were just as impressive, with 92.8mm recorded at Canberra AP, 58.8mm at Tuggeranong and 43.7mm at nearby Tidbinbilla.  Gungahlinís total rainfall so far in 2007 stands at 233.7mm, up a little on the 216.9mm that fell over the same period last year.

Gungahlin's July outlook:  Current indications are for colder and wetter weather conditions to continue in Gungahlin well into July.  Daytime temperatures should average at around 10 degrees, and nights at 1 degree.  Rainfall prospects continue to look good, with Gungahlin set to receive at least 50mm of rain during July, up on the longer term average of 42mm.

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