Australia’s Hottest Year Was 1878

Average temperatures in Australia peaked in 1878, with 1889 also being a very hot year.

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Maximum temperatures in Australia peaked in the 1870’s, with 1878 being the hottest. Temperatures declined sharply until the 1930’s and have warmed a little since then.

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Absolute maximum temperatures show a strong warming until about 1900, which is an artifact of adding hotter stations.

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Minimum temperatures in Australia also peaked in 1878, but generally the trend has been upwards since the start of records. This is likely due to UHI.

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Like maximum temperatures, absolute minimum temperatures increased until about 1900, due to the addition of warmer stations.

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6 Responses to Australia’s Hottest Year Was 1878

  1. Gail Combs says:

    You are killing them dead Steve. Watch your back…

  2. Steve Case says:

    No one it seems ever talks about that 1878 temperature spike that is clearly visible on HADCRUT temperature plots.

    http://woodfortrees.org/graph/hadcrut4gl/from:1850/to:2014

  3. MarcT77 says:

    If I remember correctly, Edmonton Canada had one of its warmest year ever in 1889. I mean in the raw data.

  4. Etherus says:

    Thanks for all your work Steve!

  5. Kym says:

    But you did not homogenize the data /sarc

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