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NEWS: Australia Experiences Hottest April Ever On Record

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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 southern ocean.
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.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

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]

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 02:14 AM
it's actually felt quite cold where i've been compared to summer

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 02:54 AM
Very intresting since it was pretty cold in the states with snow and such. Very odd weather indeed!

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 02:22 PM
We're having much cooler temperatures than in recent years here in New Mexico and from what I can gather, this is true of most of the US. Global warming? Why not? You have to blame it on something.

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 02:27 PM
Absolutely beautiful weather here. Very dry though. May be really bad fire season later. Been wearing shorts and tshirts for a month or so. And I live in Beautiful BC. Global warming here we come.

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 03:25 PM
This is news? Maybe it's the history of droughts and floods down under which makes Australians so interested in any "record-breaking" weather, no matter how trivial. Newsflash: Records are broken in weather on both extremes of the thermometer/barometer/fear-ometer, worldwide, all the time. And every time it's "global warming", a "coming ice age", "ozone hole doom", "El Nino", "El Paso", "El Burrito", El Whatever.

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 03:40 PM
It is big news here, maybe us Australians do like the burrito effect but it is becoming a topic of household conversation.

More and more people are discussing the weird weather patterns in everyday conversation and starting to question the whys of the phenomena. Not many seem to swallow the "El Nino" effect that most meteorologists blame the strange weather on as this "El Nino" has appeared in the early nineties, was something unheard of previously and every year now it gets bandied about as the blame for the strange weather patterns. People are starting to sit up and not believe the standard lines.

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