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Canberra's up and down 2013 confirmed as second-hottest

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s second-warmest year on record was a rollercoaster ride of weather extremes, which included severe frosts, record hot days, as well as long dry spells interspersed with days of heavy rain.

Canberra's blast of wind short-lived but damaging

Storm clouds gather over the Parliament House.

Hamish Boland-Rudder The temperature bounced, the wind roared, and the SES received multiple calls for help as two air masses collided over Canberra in a “unique” blast of weather that lasted just 60 minutes in the early...

Canberra Christmas weather could dampen spirits late in the day

A wet Christmas

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberrans planning a Christmas lunch or dinner outdoors should enjoy perfect temperatures, but might need to have the brollies at the ready as the forecast shows the chance of showers.

Canberra Christmas weather to be warm as hot air approaches

At Big Splash in Macquarie, people took to the water slides.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra should brace for its hottest spell of weather since last summer, as Christmas Day shapes up to be hopefully a fine, warm day.

Canberra's spring a season of extremes

Canberra Times

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s spring has been a season of extremes at all ends of the spectrum, with warmer than usual days, cooler nights, and higher total rainfall over fewer wet days.

Rare albino kangaroo's incredible tale of survival in the Australian outback

A rare albino kangaroo at the Namadgi National Park.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Lazing in the middle of a kangaroo mob just a half hour drive from city suburbs is a truly incredible tale of survival, rarely seen in the animal kingdom: an albino kangaroo that has survived beyond...

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Canberra's weekend weather to change from hot to cold

Jakob Zupancic (4), from Garran at Phillip pool on Thursday afternoon enjoyiong the warmer weather.

Hamish Boland-Rudder It’s hot then it’s cold, it’s wet then it snows. Or at least that’s what the current forecast predicts for Canberra and the surrounding region over the weekend and into early next week.

Fatal motorcycle crash, bushfires linked to wild weather

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Strong winds fanned a number of bushfires around the region and prompted a police warning about dangerous road conditions after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Sunday.

Melbourne Cup frost forecast after October weather extremes

A frosty morning in Canberra.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Look out tomato growers - Canberra could be heading for a rare, potentially record-breaking frost on Melbourne Cup Day, after an October of extremes.

Canberra wineries hit by coldest October morning ever

Tim Kirk

Kirsten Lawson and Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra winemakers were reeling from the heavy frost overnight on Thursday, Canberra’s coldest October morning on record, which wiped millions of dollars from the industry.

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Early Canberra tomato growers battle morning frost

News.  Merici College  year 10 students Katelyn Andrews and Lisa Barnes with tomato seedlings in the green house at Merici College.  The school's tomato seedlings were not affected by the overnight frost.  15 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Producers and backyard gardeners around Canberra were holding their breath on Tuesday morning as the second-coldest October night on record left frost over parts of the region.

Collector Wind Farm project recommended to go ahead

Wind farm

Hamish Boland-Rudder A NSW government recommendation for a 63-turbine wind farm to proceed at Collector will be met with strong opposition at a community meeting, according to opponents of the project who say they’ve...

Ski season ends early with slush and patches

Friday Flats at Thredbo

Hamish Boland-Rudder Successive cold fronts over the end of this week and through mid-next week are unlikely to save the end of the ski season, which has already started winding up three weeks out from the official close.

Hottest ever start to spring: Canberra's warm weather continues breaking records

NEWS: Mandy Lister,29 of Kingston spent her lunch break down by the Lake in the sun. 13th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra has had its hottest ever start to spring off the back of its warmest winter on record, and there’s still another week of warm temperatures to come.

Sun, rain: it's all a capital idea

Snow in Canberra in 1965

Hamish Boland-Rudder More so than any other capital city in Australia, Canberra's story is a tale of its weather.

Canberra's warm winter record could lead to hottest start to spring

Canberra Times readers winter photocomp 2013- Judith Deland- ?Yankee Hat in Namadgi.

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Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra has had its warmest winter on record, and could have a record-breaking start to spring, according to current weather forecasts.

Canberra's warm winter rises to an even warmer end

Adam Johnston and Miranda Scarr walk through the blossoms in Yarralumla with their dog Carver 
The Canberra Times
27 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s first 20-degree days since May could cap off what may end up being one of the capital’s warmest winters on record, if forecasts for the rest of the week prove accurate.

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Ski resorts get heavy snowfalls, enjoy best conditions of the season

Hamish Boland-Rudder Winter has left its run late, but it looks like it’s finally here – and for the ski resorts at least, it’s a case of better late than never.

High winds to hit ACT as weather warning issued

Wild weather hits Sydney Cbd, causing problems in rush hour. Photo: Peter Rae Wednesday 3 April 2013


Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s wet Monday will finish off with gusty winds as a strong cold front moves through the region.


Canberra snow chance in 'spring-like' conditions

The snow covers the ground at Bulls Head off the Brindabella Road.

Hamish Boland-Rudder A brief blast of cold air could leave a dusting of snow over the region and possibly even in Canberra, but won’t be enough to put a halt to “spring-like” conditions forecast for the coming days.

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