Monday, 1 September 2014 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Canberra - Product code IDCKGC25R0
Canberra in winter 2014: Warm days, cold August nights
Canberra Airport recorded 100.2 mm of rain during winter, below the historical average of 127.9 mm. Following a relatively wet June, rainfall was below average during both July and August, associated with generally high pressure and a lack of cold fronts.
Maximum temperatures were generally above average throughout the season, with well above average minimum temperatures during June. However, nights were cold during August with temperatures below -4 °C for eight consecutive nights, the equal-longest cold spell on record for Canberra. Temperatures dropped to -7.6 °C on the 5th, the coldest Canberra night since 29 July 2011.
- Below average rain, but wet June
- Above average daytime temperatures
- Warm June nights, coldest August in 20 years
|Extremes in winter 2014|
17.8 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS on 24 Aug|
|Warmest days on average||
13.3 °C at Canberra Airport|
|Coolest days on average||
3.8 °C at Mount Ginini AWS|
-4.1 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on 1 Aug|
-7.6 °C at Mount Ginini AWS on 2 Aug|
-7.6 °C at Canberra Airport on 5 Aug
|Coolest nights on average||
-1.6 °C at Mount Ginini AWS|
|Warmest nights on average||
1.4 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS|
11.4 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS on 1 Jun|
|Warmest on average overall||
7.2 °C at Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS|
|Coolest on average overall||
1.1 °C at Mount Ginini AWS|
232.0 mm at Mount Ginini AWS|
29.4 mm at Mount Ginini AWS on 24 Jun|
|Highest wind gust||
93 km/h at Mount Ginini AWS on 29 Jul|
|Summary statistics for winter 2014|
|Canberra Airport||13.3||+1.1||17.7||24 Aug||0.7||+0.1||-7.6||5 Aug||100.2||127.9||78%||average|
|Mount Ginini AWS||3.8||10.4||31 Aug||-1.6||-7.6||2 Aug||232.0|
|Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) AWS||13.0||17.8||24 Aug||1.4||-6.1||5 Aug||126.8|
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.
A Seasonal 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 Monday 1 September 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
(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.