Weather 'springs' wintry surprise as snow falls across Gungahlin.

16 October 2010.

Gungahlin residents woke to a surprise this morning with snow flurries falling across the suburbs between 7am and 8.45am.

The snow, which didn't settle on the ground, was caused by a deep cold front which crossed the region overnight and rapidly dropped temperatures to allow the snow to fall to low levels at first this morning.  As the flurries intensified, it briefly looked like a scene from the nearby snowy mountains.

This mornings snow falls were the first in Gungahlin since the 10th of August 2008.  Today's maximum temperature in Gungahlin was just 8.2C, but with the wind it felt more like 2C for most of the day.  The minimum temperature was 0.9C, recorded as the flakes fell at 8.31am.

Snow was also recorded across the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales and Victoria, as well as local towns including Adaminaby, Jindabyne, Cooma, Goulburn and Murrumbateman.

The cold weather is expected to ease over the next 24 hours as the front moves further north and a high moves across the region from Western Australia.  Temperatures in Gungahlin are expected to reach the high teens by Monday.


Hourly temperatures in Gungahlin - 16 October 2010.


1am:  7.8C

10am:  2.9C

Min:  0.9C (8.31am)

2am:  6.1C

11am:  4.2C

Max:  8.2C (12.00am)

3am:  4.7C

12pm:  6.3C

Rain/Snow:  3.2mm

4am:  2.4C

1pm:  6.6C


5am:  2.7C

2pm:  6.7C


6am:  2.6C

3pm:  7.3C


7am:  1.5C

4pm:  7.3C


8am:  1.3C

5pm:  6.3C


9am:  1.8C

6pm:  6.6C


Sources: Gungahlin Weather Centre.


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