Report by Blair Trewin..
Today’s 41.1 at Fitzroy Crossing was the earliest date on which 41 has been reached in Australia
(yesterday’s 40.2 was the second-earliest 40, after the 40.0 at Kalumburu on 27 August 1970). Curtin and Mandora also reached 40.
FITZROY CROSSING in Nth West Australia
Some more records
Reported by weatherzone news
“Red centre sizzles in early season heat
Ben McBurney, Monday September 2, 2013 – 13:53 EST Australia’s interior has been frying in record early season heat as temperatures soar into the mid 30s.
For Alice Springs, it is the hottest on record for this time of year in 72 years of records, with the last three days exceeding 34 degrees. This included 36.5 degrees yesterday, the hottest start to spring on record, as well as the hottest it has ever been this early in the warming season.
Meanwhile, Yulara (Ayers Rock) has averaged a touch above 34 degrees the last three days, its hottest transition from winter to spring on record.
It reached a sizzling 35.4 degrees yesterday, the hottest it has been this early in the warming season on record. The town is expected to hit 36 degrees today and is forecast to reach 33 degrees until at least Thursday.
A persistent area of high pressure has generated clear skies, allowing the early build up of heat.
The region can expect the hot conditions to persist until at least the start of next week.
© Weatherzone 2013
POTENTIAL CAUSE OF THE WARM ANOMALY
– Persistent High pressure over the Australian interior again
– Long periods of NO CLOUD COVER over the Northern quadrant of Australia
Australia has been the only area in the southern hemisphere with this strong no cloud anomaly in August 2013.