Australia: Top end cold snap blamed for hospital baby boom

Top end cold snap blamed for hospital baby boom

http://www.weatherzone.com.au
April 13, 2012

A record number of babies have been born at the Royal Darwin Hospital in a single month.

In March, 197 babies were born at the hospital.

Northern Territory Health Minister Kon Vatskalis says he does not know what is behind the baby boom.

“I asked why and I was told it was a very cold July,” he said.

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Darwin has coldest November day on record

Darwin has coldest November day on record

http://www.weatherzone.com.au
November 3, 2010

The weather bureau says Darwin has had its coldest November day on record.

Darwin also had its wettest October on record last month, while Alice Springs recorded its coldest October.

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Cold December in Australia

Coldest December in Melbourne in seven years

http://www.weatherzone.com.au

December 31, 2008

Melbourne has just recorded the coldest December since 2001, as well as the wettest since 2005.
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Coldest December for Adelaide in seven years

http://www.weatherzone.com.au

December 31, 2008

Adelaide city has just recorded its coldest December since 2001 as well as the wettest month since August
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Coldest December in eight years for Darwin

http://www.weatherzone.com.au

December 31, 2008

The average maximum for Darwin was 32 degrees, only slightly below average but still the coldest in eight years. There were three days in a row below 29 degrees between the 17th and the 19th inclusive – the first time this has happened in December since 1998.
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