ACT and Canberra climate is dry and continental with marked seasonal and daily temperature changes.
Because of the elevation and the distance from the coast, the Australian Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons.
Canberra climate is warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters with occasional fog and frost.
January is the hottest month in the Australian Capital Territory with an average daily maximum temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures tend to cool down overnight and the average daily minimum temperature in January is around 13 degrees Celsius.
July is the coldest month with the average daily maximum temperature around 11 degrees Celsius.
The average daily minimum temperature in winter is around minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.
Many of the higher mountains in the territory's southwest are snow-covered for at least part of the winter.
The snowy mountains is a lot colder, of course, temperatures in winter average from minus 6 to just over 0 degrees Celsius.
Rainfall across the Australian Capital Territory varies quite a lot, with the ranges to the west of Canberra having much higher rainfall than the area to the east.
Canberra Weather averages around 10 days per year when the temperature is 30 degrees Celsius or more.
Canberra gets cool easterly winds on many summer nights.
Summer in Canberra is usually dry and warm to hot.
The average daily maximum temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius.
The average daily minimum temperature is around 13 degrees Celsius.
Winter in Canberra is usually cool to cold with westerly winds at times.
The average daily maximum temperature is around 12 degrees Celsius.
The average daily minimum temperature is around minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.
The highest recorded maximum temperature in Canberra was on the 1st of February 1968, it was 42.2 degrees Celsius.
The lowest recorded minimum temperature in Canberra was on the 11th of July 1971, it was minus 10 degrees Celsius.
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