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Alice tipped to break another weather record

By Gail Liston, Wednesday May 8, 2013 - 13:44 EST

The weather bureau is predicting the record for the hottest start to a year in Alice Springs will be broken this week.

Climatologist Joel Lisonbee says the average temperature is only 0.1 of a degree below the record of 35.6.

He says it has been a record breaking period for central Australia.

"Alice Springs came out as the hottest October through April period on record and included in that was the hottest summer on record - December, January, February - and included within that was the hottest January on record and a record setting hot spell of the number of days above 42 degrees at Alice Springs," he said.

He says it is only a matter of days before there is a new record for the hottest start to a year.

"Not quite the hottest start to a year on record. The average temperature at Alice Springs Airport from the 1st [of] January to the end of April is 35.5 degrees - that's 0.1 degrees below the hottest on record," he said.

"The average was 35.6 in 2005, so we're currently at the second hottest start of a new year on record."


© ABC 2013

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