Central Australia’s frostiest winter in a decade

Central Australia’s frostiest winter in a decade

July 19, 2012

Much of central Australia is experiencing an unusually frosty winter, the frostiest in more than a decade in some parts and there’s much more to come.

Alice Springs has chilled to zero-degrees or below 24 times this winter so far, 12 times more than the winter average, Brett Dutschke of Weatherzone reports. This is the highest number since 2002, when there were 36.

Leigh Creek, in South Australia’s far north, has dipped to zero or below 10 times so far, the most in at least 30 years. This beats the previous winter record of nine, set in 1997.

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Australian Outback – coldest May day in 24 years

Cold spells grips outback

May 29, 2009

Parts of outback Australia are shivering through a severe cold spell with daytime temperatures barely reaching 10 degrees on Friday for the second day in a row.

Ernabella in northern SA reached a high of just 10 degrees on Thursday, their coldest day in two years and coldest May day in over 10 years. Tourists visiting Ulura may have been ill prepared for a high of just 13 degrees, the Rock’s coldest day in two years and coldest May day in 24 years.

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