Waterfalls on Uluru after rain follow scorching October temperatures recorded across Queensland and Northern Territory

The strange sheep-like calls from countless native frogs are deafening as waterfalls flow down Australia’s big red heart.

They are higher than the water itself in video shared by Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park on Tuesday after the “rock” was soaked by 22 mm of rare rain overnight.

“While it doesn’t sound like much, the annual average rainfall is just under 300mm,” Parks Australia said of the “rare and magical” moment through the reserve’s Facebook account.

Waterfalls flow down the edge of Uluru on Tuesday (Composite – Original photo: Ranger Megan / Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park) (Ranger Megan / Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park)

“With a hot summer ahead, the rain is welcome and locals are hoping for more of it in the coming months.”

The explanation of the digging seed choir said the report said the reptiles would ring “right” after enough rain fell to encourage them out of their caves, especially at dawn and dusk.

“While the water continues, you can see them in the water holes during the day, but as soon as it starts to dry out, they disappear underground again, waiting for the next rain shower to occur,” it said.

Record heat in the NT and Queensland

The rain comes while burning temperatures jerked or broke records Queensland and Northern Territory in October, when meteorologists reported a 2 degree increase in average temperatures.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, October was warmer than usual for Australia as a whole, with all states except Victoria noticing significantly warmer than average.

Victoria caused a series of cold fronts to hit the southern regions, resulting in dramatic storms.
Darwin recorded his warmest October night ever. (Getty Images / iStockphoto)

But up north, Queensland and the Northern Territory experienced some of their warmest October temperatures ever.

Queensland experienced its fourth-warmest October ever with an average rise of 2.12 degrees.

The Northern Territory saw a rise of 2.11 degrees, its third warmest October ever.

Darwin sweated through its warmest October night ever on the 20th and reached 26.6C, while Brisbane recorded its warmest October day since 2004 with a peak of 36.6C on the 4th of October.

Weatherzones Anthony Sharwood said that while burning days in the north may not seem unusual, temperature rises have been significant.

“The biggest story in the spring of 2021 in Australia to date is definitely the far above (average) temperatures across the northern part of our country, and especially in Queensland and the Northern Territory,” Mr Sharwood said.

According to Mr Sharwood, heat in the early season set in earlier than usual in the areas.

The city of Bucca, west of Bundaberg, was hit last night by violent storms and a suspected tornado that rattled the community.
Severe storms have hit Queensland over the past month. (Included / Shaun Williamson)
Warmer-than-average temperatures may have contributed to the onslaught of unusual weather events in Queensland last month, with huge hailstorms and four confirmed tornadoes registered in the state.

The storm season in the state typically runs from November to December each year, while the cyclone season extends to the end of April.

Trees pulled from the ground by strong winds in Melbourne

The Bureau of Meteorology uses a 30-year period from 1961-1990 as the reference period for average monthly temperatures, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization.

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