Cold summer breaks record

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CANBERRA has experienced its coldest summer in 16 years.

“It will come as no surprise to residents of our national capital to hear it was Canberra’s coldest summer in 16 years,” The Weather Channel senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said.

“La Niña conditions caused below average temperatures this summer, the average temperature for the city was 1.1C below normal at just 18.7C, two degrees colder than our 2011 summer and over three degrees colder than our 2010 summer.

“Maximum temperatures of 25.5C were also below average, in fact nearly two degrees below.”

The Weather Channel  also recorded above average rainfall for the capital.

“Rainfall for Canberra was 208mm to 8am today, above the average of 168.7mm but well below last summer’s total of 382.2mm,” Saunders said.

“The La Niña operating for this summer was not of the same strength as that of 2010/11, and movement of tropical air as far south as the Australian Capital Territory were less frequent.

“Looking ahead, the above average cloud and rain we expect through autumn should again lead to cooler daytime temperatures warmer nights.”

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