Home Issue 18 More to come? Issue 18Volume 25 More to come? By Erwin Chlanda 20 December 2019 1 12 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp From Alice Springs historian Alex Nelson, 2.47pm yesterday. “And we haven’t yet reached the longest day of the year yet,” he comments. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleMinister Fyles gets her facts wrong on sex industryNext articleGovernment corporation bids for Kilgariff Two Erwin Chlandahttps://alicespringsnews.com.au RELATED ARTICLES Issue 32 “No comment” about man on hunger strike in quarantine Erwin Chlanda - 4 August 2020 0 ABOVE: Food which hunger striker Braedon Earley left outside his quarantine room. By ERWIN CHLANDA “We won’t be commenting on individuals in the quarantine facilities.” That is... Read more Issue 32 A touch of light: deep water, dry river Erwin Chlanda - 4 August 2020 2 By MIKE GILLAM All images © Mike Gillam I arrived in the predawn, a crescent moon and Venus standing brightly to the north, above and beyond... Read more Issue 32 Kids on Country, ban fracking: Greens Erwin Chlanda - 4 August 2020 1 By JULIUS DENNIS A total ban of fracking and comprehensive initiatives for dealing with troublesome children are key planks in the Greens' platform who are... Read more 1 COMMENT For those who haven’t heard, Christmas Day set a new maximum temperature record at the Alice Springs Airport, reaching 45.7C which exceeded the previous record (45.6C) set in January this year and recently equalled in December. The previous highest temperature record at the airport was recorded in January 1960. It’s a sign of the times that reaching maximum temperatures around the 40C mark feels like a cool change! We continue to be on track to smash the lowest annual rainfall record for the Alice Springs Airport which, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Daily Rainfall figures, stands at 53.4mm for the year – well down on the previous record driest year of 2009, and then 1965 (last year of the infamous 1960s drought). This figure accords with a couple of records from private residences in town, both slightly above 50mm in total for the year; so it’s odd that the BOM recently stated on ABC radio that the total rainfall for the year in Alice Springs is 66mm – perhaps someone from the BOM can explain this discrepancy? However, the news this morning is that the Positive Indian Ocean Dipole, the cause of our heatwaves, is breaking down at last. It will be interesting to see how far the pendulum swings this time, in comparison to similar abrupt switches in weather one and two decades ago, respectively (see my comment). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.