Record cold, wet month in central Australia
Brett Dutschke, Thursday September 16, 2010 – 16:35 EST
Much of central Australia, including Uluru, is in the midst of its coldest and wettest Septembers on record.
The central desert region of Australia is usually associated with hot and dry. One would expect to hear a load of stories about catastrophic heat and dryness getting worse if we were really having “Global Warming”. Instead, it’s looking more like ‘a bit of cold’… and some wet too.
Rain on Wednesday brought 20 millimetres to Uluru and kept the temperature below 13 degrees all day, making it the coldest September day on record. It’s more than four degrees colder than the previous record, set a little over a week ago.
Uluru is averaging a maximum of only 23 degrees so far this month, more than six degrees below the long-term September average.
With several more cold days to come this will almost certainly turn out to be the coldest September on record, colder than the previous coldest in 1984 when the maximum averaged 25.9.
Notice that: two coldest ever records set inside 2 weeks… The next couple of weeks might well be interesting to watch.
This comes after the wettest August on record and a wetter than normal July.
Today was one of their coldest September days on record. Alice struggled to 12 degrees, 15 below average, whilst Yuendumu only reached 13, 17 below.
Got that? 17 C below average… Makes 1/2 C of hypothetical AGW sound right puny…