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Temperature record West Australia

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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Carnarvon recorded 47,8 degrees last week, the highest recorded temperature ever in autumn in W-Aus, even warmer than the summer record in W-Aus and equal to the record for the whole of Australia in autumn!
And it's on the coast!

2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Just wait....it may get worse in time.

I remember those kinds of temperatures as being somewhat routine in the summer when I was growing up in southern Arizona. And they said it was a dry heat!!!!

3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

That is a pretty wicked temperature.
I'm glad it was only 42.4 degrees down here in Perth

A tad hottish, old chap.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

I never experienced more than about 40-41 degrees celcius, and that was hot. So 48 on a regular basis in summer in arizona...what do you do all thay? Just stay inside with aircon?

5. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

They say you get used to it....****cough*bullshit*cough****

Mostly just stay in the shade. Helps to have a pool.....

6. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 9y

I remember reading that the record temperature [i]in the shade[i] in Oz was in Croydon, Queensland. 53 Degrees!! Was about 70 years ago though.

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

You are right HafJafMark,
But somewhere else I've read that this temperature is probably not right.
Officially, it's 50,7 in Oodnadatta or something in South Australia.

8. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

We have a pool, but you still have to use it twice during the night cause the minimum temperature (maybe 28 or 30 degrees) doesn't arrive till about 6.30 a.m. and then the hot easterly of the inland desert start up again.
Still, I'd rather be here than in Aberdeen Scotland where I was born and ill-bred.
Air-con might have to be considered in the end, but I'm loath to install it.
Marble Bar in the NW of Western Australia supposedly has the record in OZ for the most consecutive days of temperatures over 100 degrees F in any inhabited town.
The pub makes a bloody fortune.