Canberra, Australia: Coldest December morning on record

Coldest December morning on record
December 6, 2012

The mercury in Canberra plummeted to 0.3 of a degree overnight – the coldest December minimum on record.

The unseasonably chilly temperature was recorded at 5.44am, and by 6.45am the mercury was still only sitting at four degrees.

A duty forecaster from the Canberra office of the Bureau of Meteorology said the minimum this morning was the coldest Canberra has experienced in 75 years of records.

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Sydney shivers through coldest September morning in 17 years

Sydney shivers through coldest September morning in 17 years
September 1, 2012

On the first day of spring it was shivering cold in Sydney, with the city experiencing its coldest September morning in 17 years.

This makes it the coldest morning of the year, and the coldest start to spring in 45 years.

Both Canberra Airport and Goulburn also experienced their coldest September nights on records, plummetting to -6.8 degrees and -7.4 degrees respectively.

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Skiers and snowboarders rejoice as Gore Effect hits Australia!

Al Gore praises inspirational Australia

Canberra Times
August 21, 2012

…Labelling Australia one of the “canaries in the coalmine” for the effects of global warming, Mr Gore told a breakfast launch in Canberra of a new Climate Commission report there was much cause for optimism about global efforts to solve the problem…

Snowy businesses gear up for bumper week

August 20, 2012

Business operators in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains are gearing up for the biggest week of the season after the best snowfalls in nearly 10 years

Snow flurries as state hit by cold blast
August 18, 2012

SKIERS and snowboarders were last night rejoicing – Thredbo reported more than 60cm of new snow since Thursday afternoon.

Snow flurries were also recorded across much of inland NSW, including Canberra, Katoomba and Oberon as the cold front moved north.

The Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Mount Lambie was closed in both directions earlier this morning due to alpine conditions.

Strong winds also battered Sydney yesterday as another cold front rolled across the state, sending temperatures plunging, cutting power supplies and bringing down trees…

Canberra chilling through coldest May in 50 years

Canberra chilling through coldest May in 50 years
May 29, 2012

Nights in Canberra have been so cold this month that the national capital is having its coldest May in 51 years and second coldest May on record, according to

Overnight minimum temperatures have averaged -0.2 of a degree, compared to the long-term norm of 3.1 degrees.

The last time May averaged a minimum this low was in 1961, when it was -0.2 of a degree.

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Canberra: Coldest September day in 40 years

A wintry weekend in the southeast
September 28, 2009

…Yesterday Canberra topped at a measly eight degrees, its coldest September day in 40 years. Sydney only reached 17, its coldest in a month-and-a-half…

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Canberra has Coldest day for 43 years

Coldest day for 43 years
June 13, 2009

…Canberra recorded a top of 4.1C at 2.34pm, the city’s coldest June day since the mercury topped out at just 2.8C in 1966…

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Australia: Cold weather smashes records

Cold weather smashes records
June 11, 2009

A bumper start to the ski season, Canberra frozen, snow over the Melbourne hills, widespread severe frost and records are falling.

The cold snap is abating slowly, but not before a final icy sting that has seen records fall across the southeast in the last 24 hours. Frost under clear skies last night was severe in much of the inland, notably Canberra’s -5.8 degrees this morning, their coldest for June in nine years.

Yesterday, Thredbo reached a high of -6.4 degrees, the coldest maximum recorded in New South Wales for 31 years. Last night, Cabramurra’s minimum fell to a 12 year low of -6.8 degrees. Coastal locations also felt the cold with Montague Island’s mercury levelling out at three degrees last night, their coldest June night in 37 years.

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Wet blanket lifts gloom, springs a chilly surprise

Wet blanket lifts gloom, springs a chilly surprise

Showers and unseasonal low temperatures might have put a damper on many people’s weekend, but Gunning district grazier Tony Morrison, like many farmers in the region, is dancing for joy after the steady November rains.Mr Morrison, who has 3000 sheep and 250 cattle at Breadalbane, said this spring was shaping as his best in four years.