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Global warming may be behind hot NT weather

Saturday November 1, 2008 - 10:00 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology says high temperatures recorded across the Northern Territory this month may be indicative of global warming.

Average daily temperatures were 1.75 degrees above the mean for October.

There has also been an increase of rainfall over Darwin, which recorded its wettest October in 10 years.

But the bureau's Sam Cleland says that is not the case throughout the NT.

"The far southern parts of the Territory in the Alice Springs district is going through a long-running, very dry spell," he said.

"If you look at the 19-month period starting from April 2007 it's been the driest 19-month period on record at several sites through the region, including Alice Springs and Tennant Creek."

- ABC

© ABC 2008

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