Australia: Cold snap to slow winter veg production

Cold snap to slow winter veg production
May 30, 2012

A north Queensland agricultural group says the recent cold snap will delay the winter vegetable season by almost two weeks.

Weather bureau figures show maximum temperatures for the region over the past four days have been about eight degrees Celsius below average and there has been significant rain.

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AUSTRALIA: Record cold hits the tropics

Record cold hits the tropics
July 18, 2009

Temperatures have plummeted across Queensland during the past three days causing frost to spread well north into the tropics.

Clermont in the Central Highlands plummeted to minus three degrees on Saturday morning, 10 degrees below their July average and the towns coldest night on record. Sub zero temperatures even spread as far north as Mt Isa, their coldest night in seven years. Even mild coastal areas have dropped to single figures over the past few nights with Rockhampton recording a minimum of just three on Saturday morning, colder than any night in central Sydney for more than 20 years.

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Australia: Cold weather smashes records

Cold weather smashes records
June 11, 2009

A bumper start to the ski season, Canberra frozen, snow over the Melbourne hills, widespread severe frost and records are falling.

The cold snap is abating slowly, but not before a final icy sting that has seen records fall across the southeast in the last 24 hours. Frost under clear skies last night was severe in much of the inland, notably Canberra’s -5.8 degrees this morning, their coldest for June in nine years.

Yesterday, Thredbo reached a high of -6.4 degrees, the coldest maximum recorded in New South Wales for 31 years. Last night, Cabramurra’s minimum fell to a 12 year low of -6.8 degrees. Coastal locations also felt the cold with Montague Island’s mercury levelling out at three degrees last night, their coldest June night in 37 years.

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Far Nth Qld wakes to coldest May morning on record

Far Nth Qld wakes to coldest May morning
May 22, 2009

Two far north Queensland towns have experienced their coldest May morning on record.

Cooktown, north of Cairns, was 10 degrees Celsius at 6:00am AEST – two degrees below its previous record low.

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