Between December and February, Canberra sweated through a hotter and dryer than usual summer, with the hottest days recorded for 75 years as well as the coldest minimum.
Weatherzone senior meteorologist Jacob Cronje said, on average, it had been significantly warmer during the summer days and nights.
"It's the hottest it's been during the 75 years of record in the day," Mr Cronje said.
"It's been a very dry summer, just over 50 per cent of the summer average.
"During the night time it's slightly [hotter], it's 13.8 degrees on average compared to the 12.55 average."
"We also had the coldest February morning on record at 2.8 degrees minimum."
According to data from the Bureau of Meteorology, the maximum mean for this January at 32.8 degrees sat four degrees above the average mean for that period.
February was three degrees over and December two degrees more compared to the data recorded since 1939.
December saw the lowest minimum mean, sitting two degrees below the average at 13.5 degrees but February recorded the lowest temperature for the season with a chilly 2.8 degrees.
Canberra also had 18 days of plus-35 degree temperatures this summer, as February copped the hottest day for the season, hitting 41.6 degrees on Saturday 11.
February had six 35-plus days in total, but if you found going in to the New Year a slow burn, you weren't wrong: January saw 12 days of plus-35 degree temperatures.
December was definitely the wettest month of the season, with 64.6mm of rain, with February seeing 20.6mm and January only 8.4mm.
"Looking ahead it looks like Canberra's going to experience a hotter and dryer-than-usual autumn," Mr Cronje said.
"It's very unlikely we're going to have significant rain-bearing systems this autumn."
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