Central Australia is thawing out after a long run of freezing nights.
Alice Springs is in for noticeably warmer nights ahead after ending its coldest run of nights in a decade.
There could even be a few frost-free nights later this week and on the weekend, a contrast to the recent few nights.
The airport chilled below minus three degrees on three consecutive nights for the first time since 2002. Last night was a little bit warmer but it still got down to a frosty minus one degree.
The air over the region is now slowly warming up, which will allow nights and days to warm, but only briefly.
Alice Springs should reach 20 degrees on Thursday and Friday before cooling to the mid teens again over the weekend as another surge of southerly winds affects the region. The frosty nights will also return early next week, once southerlies ease.
The Top End will also be affected by the new southerly surge next week. Darwin can expect a similar chill to earlier this week, when some nights cooled below 15 and some days only just warmed past 25.
© Weatherzone 2012
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