Weather News

Red Centre not so red hot

Angus McLean-Smith, Sunday June 3, 2018 - 14:31 EST

Winter has well and truly arrived for Alice Springs after a run of freezing mornings in the Red Centre.

Uluru and searing heat are what generally come to mind when Australia's Red Centre is mentioned, however winter mornings tend to be anything but hot. The first three days of this winter have brought this point hammering home, with morning temperatures not getting above freezing. Friday got down to -1.4 degrees, a massive 6.4 degrees below the June average.

However if you endure the freezing mornings, winter in Alice Springs will usually lead to a rather pleasant day, averaging around 20 degrees. Not to mention the fact that the arid climate of the Red Centre leads to mostly sunny and dry days. Despite the below average mornings to start this month, days have kicked winter off slightly warmer than usual.

These freezing morning don't look like letting up until midway through next week, as a trough draws warmer air across from northwestern Western Australia.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2018

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

The temperature see-saw continues for Hobart

15:18 EDT

After a warm weekend, daytime temperatures will head in the other direction during the week ahead.

Run of cool mornings continues for eastern interior

10:28 EDT

The interior of eastern Australia has had a run of below-average cool mornings, thanks to clear overnight skies that have persisted for quite some time.

North Queensland flood emergency brings heroes and heartbreak in equal measure

09:27 EDT

As north Queenslanders continue to deal with the fallout of unprecedented flooding, we take a look at the stories of resilience to emerge from the natural disaster.