Western Australia: Coldest June night on record

Coldest June night on record

June 28, 2010

The cold June just got colder, with confirmation that the state has had its equal-coldest June night on record.

Bureau of meteorology figures show the mercury plummeted to -6 degrees at Norseman Aerodrome in the early hours of Sunday, the same reading recorded at Collie in 2006.

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Australia: Record cold morning in SA and WA

Record cold morning in SA and WA

December 9, 2009

Wednesday morning was a record cold one for parts of southern WA and SA.

Southerly winds over the last few days eased and skies cleared allowing for crisp clear nights and a recipe for a chill.

Elliston on the West Coast of SA dipped to 4.8 degrees, 10 below average and the lowest December minimum in 47 years of records.

A little further inland, Wuddinna was as cold as 4.6 at about sunrise, making it the coldest December night in 10 years of records.

Just across the WA border, in the Eucla, it was a similar story. Both Eyre and Eucla broke December records spanning more than 50 years.

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Record cold shudders through Western Australia

Cold shudders through WA

May 22, 2009

The recent wild weather over Western Australia has brought some record breaking temperatures, with the effects being felt right across the state.

Albany Airport, after recording 23 degrees yesterday only managed 11 degrees today, making it the coldest May day since 1976. Pemberton reached 10 degrees today, half of yesterday’s maximum and the coldest May day since 1957. The cold has shocked WA to its bones as places as far afield as the Gascoyne felt the chill.

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Perth: December cool and wet, but summer is coming

Perth: December cool and wet, but summer is coming

December 11, 2008

…The wintry start to summer follows Perth’s wettest and coldest November in 17 years — the seventh-wettest on record…

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