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1/24/2008

Tennant Creek breaks heat record

Breaking Earth News
Northern Territory Australia

The Northern Territory outback town of Tennant Creek has had its longest heatwave on record, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees for the 19th day in a row.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the mercury reached 41.2 degrees just after 3pm yesterday afternoon.

The bureau's climate services manager Sam Cleland says Tennant Creek has also had its second-longest summer dry period.

"They had 30 consecutive days without rain, which is close to their record. Back in January-February 1972 they actually went 31 days at that point."

NOTE: THE CLIMATE SKEPTICS INSIST GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX. IT'S SUMMER SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR, AND GW IS STILL ALIVE AND KICKING. YES, THE EXTREME WEATHER CONTINUES ON ITS QUEST, THERE APPEARS TO BE NO REST FOR THE WEARY

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