1933 : Worst Heatwave In West Australia History

Global warming folklore tells us that the 1930s heat was confined to the US.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/37235418?

h/t to Ivan

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14 Responses to 1933 : Worst Heatwave In West Australia History

  1. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … India [1935]:
    HEAT WAVE
    Extremes in India
    RECORD OF 124 DEGREES.
    CALCUTTA, Thursday.
    An unprecedented heat wave in southern India has taken a heavy toll. Thatch roofs ignited under the heat. At Khammamett in Hyderabad, a record temperature of 124 degrees was registered. A temperature of 116 was common over a wide area. Animals and birds are dying in thousands.”
    ~8 June 1935
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2392462?

  2. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh – Red Sea [1934]:
    GREAT HEAT IN RED SEA.
    Death of a Ship’s Passenger.
    Intense heat and a high degree of humidity, which caused the death of one passenger..”
    ~8 Aug 1934
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/32932128?

  3. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh – South Africa [1933]:
    SOUTH AFRICA.
    Parts Drought-Stricken.
    “WORST OUTLOOK FOR 50 YEARS”
    ~29 May 1933
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16978063?

  4. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh – Russia [1938]:
    DROUGHT AFFECTS RUSSIAN HARVEST
    Threshing operations have been pushed ahead in Russia, and at the beginning of September it was estimated that 74 per cent. had been cut. Extreme drought has reduced the harvest of spring wheat, and in addition has probably affected the seeding of winter wheat.”
    ~29 Oct 1938
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/54818873?

  5. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh .. Spain [1933]
    HEAT WAVE IN EUROPE
    130 Degrees at Seville.
    ~8 Aug 1933
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4754088?

  6. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … Argentina [1933]
    LOCUSTS AND DROUGHT
    Argentina’s Corn Crop Ruined.
    ~10 Feb 1933
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22157432?

  7. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … China [1934]:
    HEAT WAVE IN CHINA
    VALUABLE CROPS ENDANGERED
    For the past 16 days the temperature has averaged 101deg., touching 103deg. one day — the highest in 60 years.”
    ~12 July 1934
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/32942757?

  8. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … Japan [1933]:
    FIERCE HEAT IN JAPAN.
    Soldiers Die From Sunstroke.”
    ~4 July 1933
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4746487?

  9. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … Italy [1935]:
    HEAT WAVE IN ITALY
    DEATHS FROM SUNSTROKE.
    ~9 July 1935
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/61098661?

  10. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … Iraq [1930]:
    MESOPOTAMIA HEAT WAVE.
    130 Degrees in the Shade.
    BASRA, August 10.
    Mesopotamia is far outdoing the American heat wave, and at present is the hottest place on earth. The shade temperature in Basra reaches 130 degrees daily.
    ~12 Aug 1930
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/29809172?

  11. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … New Zealand [1930]:
    NEW ZEALAND HEAT WAVE.
    ~30 Dec 1930
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/41112891?

  12. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh … all of Europe [1932]:
    Heat Wave in Europe
    LONDON, August 19.
    Britain and the Continent are in the grip of an exceptionally severe heat wave.”
    ~20 Aug 1932
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/46662785?

  13. Ivan says:

    Uh-oh .. Czechoslovakia [1932]:
    STORKS PUT IN GAOL
    Victims Of Heat Wave In Czecho-Slovakia
    Hundreds of storks are being taken to police stations from the country around Mahrisch-Ostrau, Czecho- Slovakia. The birds are victims of the great heat wave.
    ~1 Oct 1932
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/35169615?

  14. Grumpy Grampy ;) says:

    This shows how reliable the surface temperature records are!

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