posted on May, 2 2005 @ 01:51 AM
With average temperatures 2.9 degrees above normal Australia's hottest April on record has been partially attributed to global warming by the
National Climate Centre. Most of the country has been affected by the unusual climate changes which have also been blamed on the monsoon being weak
and not penetrating very far south along with very high pressure systems over the land mass which have prevented cold fronts and cool air from the
Australia has just experienced its warmest April on record.
And with the whole of the country affected, the National Climate Centre thinks it is partly due to global warming.
April averaged 2.9 degrees above average.
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Not all the country has suffered the dry weather with parts of Western Australia receiving good rainfalls. One Western Australia town Mandurah
recorded its highest downpour ever of 110 millimetres over a 24 hour period.
In tropical Australia there hasn't been much of a change in weather and the changes are appearing to be limited to the temperate zones with the wet
season being better than in previous years in the Cairns and Far North Queensland area.
[edit on 2-5-2005 by Mayet]