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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Record cold in Australia

Record cold in Australia

Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Desperate times as Alice shivers on coldest day

July 6, 2010

The previous coldest day was in August 1966 when the maximum temperature reached just 7 degrees Celsius.

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Adelaide: Record looms, and shivers it’s cold

July 05, 2010

The Bureau of Meteorology’s early forecast is for an overnight low of just 3C tonight and if correct it will equal the record run of six nights below 5C set in 1982.

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Sydney’s coldest June morning for more than 60 years

June 30, 2010

Sydney’s week of cold weather continues, with the city recording its coldest June morning since 1949 when temperatures dived to 4.3 degrees.

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Melbourne faces longest cold snap in 14 years

July 2, 2010

If you thought it was colder than normal, you’re right: Melbourne is within reach of its longest cold snap in 14 years.

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Perth on track to beat winter chill record

June 30, 2010

The recent run of cold night weather in Perth could soon become the longest spell on record as the city shivers through its coldest June in 15 years.

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Cloud blankets Queensland, Brisbane coldest in two years

July 2, 2010

Brisbane only reached a maximum of 16 degrees, four below the July average and the coldest day in almost two whole years. Longreach, near the heart of Queensland, topped at just 14, the second coldest July day in 17 years.

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Alice Springs has coldest May day on record

Red Centre shivers in record cold

June 1, 2009

Alice Springs has had its coldest May day on record, with the temperature reaching just 9.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

After a balmy 29.6 degrees Celsius the previous Sunday, winter came two days early to the Red Centre.

Jenny Farlow from the weather bureau says Saturday was the coldest May day ever recorded in Alice Springs.

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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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