Canberra in June 2014: Mild, wet start to winter

Canberra recorded well above average rainfall during June, with 57.2 mm recorded at the airport over 12 rain days (average 40.4 mm). Six days recorded totals above 5 mm, with the highest daily falls reaching 11.6 mm at the airport on the 2nd and 18 mm at Tharwa on the 15th.

Temperatures were generally warmer than average during the month, with eight days reaching at least 15 °C (average 3 days) while only eight nights dropped below 0 °C (average 13 nights). Only two days had maximum temperatures below 10 °C at Canberra Airport, on the 24th and 29th (average 5 days). These were associated with strong cold fronts and windy conditions, resulting in minor damage from falling trees and branches as well as snow on the Brindabellas extending as low as 800 m.

  • Above average rainfall, but few wet days
  • Above average temperatures

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Extremes in June 2014
Hottest day 16.7 °C at Canberra Airport on the 20th
Warmest days on average 13.2 °C at Canberra Airport
13.2 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Coolest days on average 4.4 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Coldest day -1.9 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on the 30th
Coldest night -5.1 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on the 30th
Coolest nights on average -0.4 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Warmest nights on average 3.5 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Warmest night 11.4 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 8.4 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS
Coolest on average overall 2.1 °C at Mount Ginini AWS
Wettest overall 124.6 mm at Mount Ginini AWS
Wettest day 29.4 mm at Mount Ginini AWS on the 24th
Highest wind gust 87 km/h at Mount Ginini AWS on the 24th

Summary statistics for June 2014
Maximum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(°C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2014
Mean for
June
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2014
Total for
June
2014
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2014
Fraction of
June
average
Canberra Airport 13.2 +0.9 16.7 20th 2.8 +1.8 -3.0 7th 57.2 40.4 high 142%
Mount Ginini AWS 4.4   10.2 11th -0.4   -5.1 30th 124.6
Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS 13.2   16.0 20th 3.5   -2.2 18th 81.0

Notes

As of March 2010, the official station for Canberra is 70351 'Canberra Airport'. Averages from the previous site, 70014 Canberra Airport Comparison, are used for comparisons (all years of record).

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Canberra using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 1 July 2014. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 20 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

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