January 16 Was The Hottest Day In Australia’s History – Just Not This Century

Must have been the 280 ppm CO2 in 1889, which made it so hot.

Australia’s highest temperature: On Jan. 16, 1889, the temperature at Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, soared to 128 (degrees) F, the highest temperature ever recorded on the continent of Australia.

Australia’s highest temperature: On Jan. 16, 1889, the… – Chicago Tribune

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2 Responses to January 16 Was The Hottest Day In Australia’s History – Just Not This Century

  1. Rosco says:

    That record has been expunged from the BOM records – it was removed due to modern day decisions that it simply couldn’t be correct so must have been measured in “non-standard” conditions – they claim in direct sunlight.

    How they know this remains a mystery – time travel perhaps ?

    I heard a BOM representative on the ABC (Aus.) radio discussing the removal of past record high temperature records because they believed they were wrong – or was that inconvenient ?

    That record of 53.3 C is not officially recognised any longer and was one of the records mentioned.

    Now the record is listed as 2 and 3 January 1960 at Oodnadatta Airport with 50.7 and 50.3 C.

    Nearly 3 C is an massive reduction in record temperature – bet that’ll look nice on a graph !

    However it seems you can only search back to 1957 on the Australian BOM so the 1889 records are removed from the public gaze.

    Look for the Oodnadatta Airport record to cease to be available in the future – or is that paranoid on my part ?

  2. Ian George says:

    Mildura also had a 50.8C around 1906. This was reduced to around 48.0C because a place almost 250kms away didn’t show quite that much. Expunge, expunge, expunge.
    The new ACORN data for Australia has been adjusted so much it is a joke.

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