On the Cusp: Canberra, Coldest May in 50 years

Russ Steele

Details at the Canberra Times:

The coldest May in more than 50 years has left Canberra’s gardeners with frostbitten plants and dying blooms.


Canberra hasn’t suffered through a cold spell like this since 1961.

Average temperatures fell to minus 0.2 degrees compared to the historical average of 3.1 degrees.

The only colder May on record was in 1957, when the average low was minus 2.6 degrees.

This is only weather, but after 15 years it becomes climate change.  1957 was at the end of the 1940 to 1957 cold period when some scientist were worried about the coming of the next ice age.  Stay tuned.


Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 thoughts on “On the Cusp: Canberra, Coldest May in 50 years”

  1. Appears to CaNberra in Australia–not CaMberra in the posting.

    They had an uncommonly cold last winter, didn’t they?

    Russ’s Reply: Thanks, I will fix my typo.

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