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Lack of rain, warm ocean create hot weather

Why is it so hot? A combination of factors is causing this heat wave, says the Bureau of Metereology. "Primarily it's due to a lack of...

Batten down the hatches

Thunderstorms may bring heavy rainfall, damaging wind gusts and hail as a trough moves through the southern districts, says the Met Bureau.

The Centre gets three times its average rainfall




... and maybe hail this evening, says BOM.


Box drains a worry in hail storms




When the down pipes get blocked, water is likely to get inside the building. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Hail damage $3.5m to $4m, two schools closed




Wet carpets means students have to move, and emergency services personnel are taking stock of damage mostly done by drains that should have been cleared. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photos by DAVE BATTY.

UPDATE 2pm: Response by the TIO insurance company.


Holiday in the Snowy Mountains? Nope. This is Alice Springs.




A 10 minute hailstorm dumped masses of ice on the western part of the Ilparpa suburb at about 3:45pm today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Rain is not a simple blessing

Rain, in fact hail, helped fire crews last night when they were
battling a deliberately lit fire at the inter-section of the Plenty and
Stuart Highways, a 45 minute drive north of Alice Springs.

It was but the latest in the "absurd number" of deliberately lit
fires along the roadsides of a widespread area of Central Australia,
says Neil Phillips, Acting Senior Fire Officer for Bushfires NT.

While helpful last night, the rain may pose a problem further down the track. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Posted Oct 4, 2011: Interesting story on
the ABC about concerns in South Australia about buffel grass invading
from the NT. The introduced grass species is a major contributor to the
seriousness of the current bushfires. Today rain is providing relief.
Search the Alice Springs News Online archive for articles about buffel grass.

Pictured: Fire alongside Stuart Highway. Archive photo.

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