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Alice had just half its average rainfall from October to April.
UPDATE May 2, 8.20am:
RAIN! Not much but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick: 2.4mm at the airport overnight.
Wet spring for Centre – but it's hot! IMAGE from Bureau of Metereology, cloud and rain at 4.45pm Monday. Alice Springs airport in the middle; Glen Helen in the west.
Temperature could be a record but rain is not very likely. PHOTO: It won't be anything like this.