Wetter weather continues in July 2005

Slightly warmer and much wetter weather conditions continued across Gungahlin and North Canberra during July.

Nights were cold, with an average minimum of 1.8 degrees (well up on last July’s average of 0.6 degrees).  The warmest night for the month occurred on July 25, when the temperature was a mild 7.3 degrees, while on July 23 it dropped to a very frosty minus 4.6 degrees.

Days were generally cool to cold and mostly cloudy, with an average maximum of 10.6 degrees (10.5 degrees last July).  The highest temperature for the month was a pleasant 15.8 degrees, recorded on July 31, while on July 9, continuos rain and gusty NW winds combined to keep Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 6.6 degrees.

Gardeners may be interested to learn that Gungahlin recorded 16 frosts and 2 fogs during the month.

Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 5.9 km/h during July, with the strongest gust for the month 54.7 km/h from the N/NW, recorded on July 26.

The above average winter rainfalls continued into July, with Gungahlin recording 64.5mm of rain for the month, over 16 days.  Falls in other parts of Canberra were even more impressive, with 86mm falling at Canberra AP, 102mm at Tuggeranong and 117mm at Tidbinbilla.  Gungahlin's total rainfall so far in 2005 now stands at 292.8mm, well up on the 126.6mm that fell over the same period in 2004.

Gungahlin's August Outlook:  Slightly warmer and wetter weather conditions are set to continue into August, with daytime temperatures averaging at around 14 degrees and nights at 1 degree.  A word of warning though, several cold outbreaks are still likely, and there is even the possibility of snow flurries hitting Gungahlin around August 5.

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