Gungahlin records a cooler, drier start to Spring in 2017.
Weather conditions across Gungahlin during September were a little cooler and drier than normal.
Nights were cold, with an average minimum of 3.4°C; down on the average of 5.4°C recorded last September, and below Gungahlin’s longer term September average of 4.3°C. The warmest night for the month occurred on September 24, when the temperature was a mild 11.3°C, while on September 17 it dropped to a frosty -3.3°C.
Days were generally cool and cloudy, with an average maximum of 16.1°C; up on last September’s cool average of 14.7°C. Gungahlin’s longer term September average is 16.4°C. The highest temperature for the month was a very warm 28.8°C, recorded on September 23. In fact, this is the warmest September day recorded at the Gungahlin Weather Centre. The previous record was 26.0°C, recorded on 30 September 2001. In contrast, cloudy skies, rain and fresh W/NW winds combined to keep Gungahlin's maximum temperature to just 7.1°C on 5 September.
Gungahlin recorded 10 frosts and no fogs during September. This compares to the 1 frost and 1 fog recorded in Gungahlin last September.
Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 3.9km/h during September; with the strongest gust for the month 46.7km/h from the NW, recorded on September 30.
Gungahlin recorded a disappointing 21.4mm of rain during September, over 8 days. This compares to the 135.4mm that fell last September. Gungahlin’s longer term September average is 50.3mm. Falls in other parts of Canberra were also light and well below average, with Canberra AP recording just 13.4mm for the month, Monash 17.0mm, Tuggeranong 13.2mm and Melba 21.0mm. Gungahlin's 2017 total stands at 338.0mm, well below the 657.8mm that fell over the same period in 2016.