Gungahlin records its wettest June in 2016.
Weather conditions across Gungahlin to start the 2016 winter season were a little colder and much wetter than normal. In fact, it was the wettest June in Gungahlin since records began at the Weather Centre back in 1997.
Nights were cold, with an average minimum of 3.0°C; significantly milder than last Junes average of 1.2°C. Gungahlin’s longer term June average is 2.2°C. The warmest night for the month occurred on June 4, when the temperature was a very mild 10.6°C, while on June 26, it dropped to an icy -4.7°C.
Days were generally cold and cloudy, with an average maximum of 11.4°C; down on last June’s average of 12.3°C. Gungahlin’s longer term June average is 11.8°C. The highest temperature for the month was 15.4°C, recorded on June 2, while on June 30 a fog that lingered into the early afternoon helped to keep Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 6.3°C.
Gungahlin received 13 frosts during June and there were 2 fogs. This compares to the 20 frosts and 7 fogs recorded in Gungahlin during June 2015.
Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 3.2km/h during June, with the strongest gust for the month 46.7km/h from the NW, recorded on June 21.
A key feature of the June 2016 weather was the rain, with Gungahlin recording an impressive 135.0mm of rain for the month, over 22 days. This is the most rainfall recorded at the Weather Centre in June, and beats the previous record of 129.6mm that was recorded back in June 1998. This compares to the 57.2mm that fell last June and Gungahlin’s longer term June average of 56.0mm. Falls in other parts of Canberra were even heavier, with Canberra AP recording 144.2mm of rain for the month, Tuggeranong 184.0mm, Monash 138.4mm and Melba 172.9mm. Gungahlin's rainfall for 2016 now stands at 380.2mm, well above the 266.2mm which fell over the same period last year.