By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit - @AWMemorial/Facebook
It’s the unofficial rule Canberrans swear by – don’t turn your heaters on until ANZAC Day!
But it looks like many of us will wait even longer this year, with the recent warm Autumn temperatures set to continue throughout the month.
Canberra’s expecting a beautiful top of 27 degrees on ANZAC Day, with temperatures for those heading out to the Dawn Service to sit around 7 degrees.
“Mostly clear, not too cool either in the mornings so minimums around 7 degrees. So fairly pleasant and warming up through the day, remaining mostly clear, with top temperatures around 26 or 27 degrees,” Tom Hough from Weatherzone said.
If you’re thinking these warmer days are pretty unusual for this time of year, you’d be right!
“At this stage the long term average for those minimum temperatures is around just under 7 degrees so we are trending above average for April,” Mr Hough said.
“We’re looking at those temperatures remaining above average through the remainder of April, the next week or so looks like it’s going to remain pretty warm.”
Meanwhile, there’s plenty happening at the War Memorial for ANZAC Day.
About 60,000 people are expected to flock to the War Memorial for the commemorations, so best to avoid the hassle of finding a park if you can!
Free buses are on offer to both the Dawn Service and the National Ceremony.
Just call 13 17 10 or head to the Register to Ride website!
War Memorial Director Brendan Nelson said the Dawn Service offers something unique.
“Reading to the crowd from letters and diaries of men and women from Afghanistan and a very moving video will be played at 11 minutes past 5. We’ll also project images of our 42 men killed in Afghanistan onto the front of the Memorial.”
To find out more about what’s happening at the War Memorial in Canberra on ANZAC Day, including details about the Dawn Service, ANZAC Day breakfast, National Ceremony, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony and the Last Post Ceremony, just visit the AWM website!