Canberra's warming gaining speed after a slow startBrett 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 2014
More breaking news
Adelaide is having the wettest summer to date in more than half a century.
Heavy rain has fallen across Tasmania's north-east, with more than 90 millimetres recorded at Gray.
After 200 years of changing the landscape of the world's most distinctive continent we are only just beginning to understand how European settlers and their successors have vitally affected its ecology, its diversity and its climate.