Exceptional heat in southeast Australia: Bureau of Meteorology

Exceptional heat in southeast Australia: Bureau of Meteorology

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10 March 2017

Australia Jan-Feb 2017 exceptional heat

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has issued a special climate statement on the exceptional heat in southern Australia in early 2017.

Key points from the statement: 

Prolonged and extreme heat in January and February 2017 affected New South Wales, southern Queensland, South Australia and northern Victoria.

Many temperature records set including

  • hottest February day on record for sites in South Australia (Tarcoola 48.2 °C on 9 February) and Queensland (Thargomindah 47.2 °C on 12 February); record runs of consecutive days of high temperatures: Moree, New South Wales, 54 consecutive days of 35 °C or above (27 December 2016 to 18 February 2017)
  • hottest February day for New South Wales as a whole: record broken twice in the month with over 93% of the State 10 °C above average

The full statement is available here


 

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