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Canberra's warming gaining speed after a slow start

Brett Dutschke, Thursday June 19, 2014 - 11:48 EST

Between sunrise and 11am Canberra had only warmed up by two degrees, reaching only five degrees but now the sunshine is starting to do its job.

Low cloud and fog has been reducing the warming this morning but the sun is starting to break through, enabling it to warm up a bit faster and allowing residents to shed some layers and enjoy the outdoors.

For those who had planned an outdoor lunch and are concerned about the chill, need not worry too much - it should have warmed up to about 10 degrees. Despite some high cloud moving in, it will even get a bit warmer later in the afternoon, getting close to the 12-degree average for late June.

Fog and low cloud is a significant risk again tomorrow morning which may again slow down the warming process later in the morning. Canberra could still be colder than 10 degrees until just before lunch before reaching a top of about 14 degrees in the afternoon with help from increasing sunshine.

- Weatherzone

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