Friday, January 4, 2013

All-Time Heat Record in Tasmania

An intense summer heatwave with temperatures in excess of 45°C in mainland Australia has spilled over to Tasmania, where Hobart has reported its all-time record hottest day in 132 years of climate data on January 4 (Australian time). Weather Channel Australia reports:
Hobart recorded it’s hottest day in 132 years of records just before 2pm today, with 41.3˚C. This broke the previous record of 40.8˚C recorded on January 4, 1976.

Overnight the temperature in Hobart remained above 25˚C, 13˚C above average and the warmest part of the state. The official low will be recorded as 23.6˚C from 9am yesterday, Hobart's highest January minimum on record.

The extreme heat is due to a northerly airstream from the mainland. The northerlies will strengthen today, causing severe to extreme fire dangers through eastern, central and northern Tasmania.


Anonymous said...

Stop trying to incite the global warming crowd. They'll believe anything like they believe that Obama is giving them FREE healthcare. Please. Stop it.

CapitalClimate said...

Tell that to the laws of physics and chemistry.

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