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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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.