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#1486320 - 22/01/2019 15:26 SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th
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Needs a discussion on this, thursday heat in SA and Adelaide especially given it's a capital city....models been fairly consistent about 45C+ in the city for almost a week but the timing of the change has varied....now it's looks almost certain that we will see the change well after dark and increasing heat potential right through the day so a late max...BoM going for 44C atm, which looks unders, now talk of 45C which is closer to the mark but I think the all time record of 46.1C is in danger, just unsure how west terrace handles extreme heat, lots of gardens there and parklands. Old Kent Town site I've got no doubt will go 46C+ and northern suburbs 46-47C maybe even a stray 48C somewhere on the northern plains between Adelaide and Port Wakefield, very low lying, almost minimal seabreeze and should be away from any convection that will form in the arvo over ranges and beyond.

ACCESS-R 850 temps for 730pm...best potential between 430-730pm charts 29-30C 850's seems pretty good. ACCESS-G goes more for 30C. EC and GFS 28-29C.

So good chance for some multiple site records on thursday. Today's efforts only highlighting how hot thursday could be as the true heat is still to come down.

TS cool

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#1486326 - 22/01/2019 16:55 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Good news T.S. Thanks

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#1486329 - 22/01/2019 17:23 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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If Kent Town breaks the record but West Terrace falls short, will it still count as an official new record high temperature for Adelaide? Because this is a short cross over period I think before Kent Town goes offline


Edited by yep (22/01/2019 17:28)

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#1486333 - 22/01/2019 17:41 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: yep]
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Originally Posted By: yep
If Kent Town breaks the record but West Terrace falls short, will it still count as an official new record high temperature for Adelaide? Because this is a short cross over period I think before Kent Town goes offline


No, any record to be counted for Adelaide MUST occur at West Terrace as it is the official weather station for Adelaide.

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#1486360 - 22/01/2019 20:53 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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It's an intriguingly complex situation (says he, who might well be one of those who has the pleasure of explaining the complexities of Adelaide observations to the world should anything interesting happen on Thursday). My sense from the data so far is that the new West Terrace is a bit cooler on hot days than the old West Terrace - which wasn't quite as far into the parklands - but we don't yet have enough data to quantify that.

Another number you'll probably see if it gets over 46.1 on Thursday - at least in social media and the letters column of the Australian - is the 47.6 measured using a Glaisher stand on the same day in 1939 that 46.1 was measured in a Stevenson screen. Adelaide did parallel observations with the two instrument types for 60 years; we've long had the monthly data but have only just got holds of the dailys and are currently analysing them. Obviously the Stevenson screen one is the relevant one for comparisons with the present day.

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#1486363 - 22/01/2019 21:13 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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finally, some nice weather!

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#1486368 - 22/01/2019 22:07 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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thanks for clearing that up Blair... its been a point of query for a few of us over last few days.

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#1486388 - 23/01/2019 00:57 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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naracoorte 44, mt gambier 43 holy crap RS is gunna
be doin' cartwheels over this one.
at last some nice marrow boiling heat to warm the
cockles of my black heart.
i might take the day off and go corepunch me a hotpool.


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#1486409 - 23/01/2019 10:03 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Found a pic of 3 types of recording devices in use at Adelaide back in the day....

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#1486422 - 23/01/2019 12:22 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Weatherzone is calling 48c for Parafield.
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#1486444 - 23/01/2019 14:58 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Ceduna getting close to its ATH of 47.9..

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#1486454 - 23/01/2019 16:44 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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busted! 48.4C at 14:50.

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#1486479 - 23/01/2019 19:15 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Forecast for 49 in Port Augusta tomorrow, can't say I've ever seen that!

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#1486481 - 23/01/2019 19:26 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Port Lincoln going for 46: ATH 46.1

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#1486505 - 23/01/2019 21:21 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Well it seems that the gully winds did pick up there a bit ...
Yeah still there just not a gusty that I'd hope, but what do I hear?


Edited by betsuin (23/01/2019 21:23)

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#1486513 - 23/01/2019 22:58 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Pooraka]
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Originally Posted By: Pooraka
Forecast for 49 in Port Augusta tomorrow, can't say I've ever seen that!

From Blair in the GW thread:
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
...I see chances for 50+ in the Port Augusta-Tarcoola area tomorrow...

I can see us reaching 49C here (Booborowie). We usually go by Port Pirie's forecast (though the BoM and Wz insist our temperatures should be the same as Clare crazy ). These past two weeks we've been consistently 2-3 degrees even hotter than Pirie, much to my chagrin. frown
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#1486517 - 24/01/2019 00:13 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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On the BOM website list of SA towns forecast for tomorrow, only 1 out of 59 is forecast to have a max below 40. That seems extraordinary.

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#1486521 - 24/01/2019 01:14 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Incredible setup for tomorrow, been a week in the making but models have been pretty good with it in the last few days with solid 28-30C 850hPa temps over a vast area with pockets of 31C NW of Port Augusta and parts of the Eyre Peninsula. The Red Rocks, Eyre and Eucla temps are basically a taste of the potential of the airmass....those areas are nice and low lying. The Ceduna 48.4C outside the core of the hottest air is a mighty impressive effort. They will rise very quickly tomorrow but will be especially watching the Port Augusta, Tarcoola, Kyancutta (unless trough ruins it), Wudinna, Whyalla areas tomorrow and Roseworthy on outer N plains of Adelaide will probably go 48C rounded. I'd like to see a station around Dublin to Mallala which will probably be even hotter again. 48-49C seems the most likely ballpark for the highest temps but I feel 50C might just be a tickle too far but one never knows with quick little spikes sometimes....most like PA or Tarcoola as Blair attributed to.

Elsewhere, should see numerous site records across SA, especially further south, probably some more obscure spots will get all time max temps that we don't normally think of as being hot spots. West Terrace I'm still unsure on how it will go given the parklands around it, but I think it will beat 45C...closer to 46C but 50/50 on the all time record. I think Kent Town given it's more urban siting will possibly break 47C. Parafield, Edinburgh all 46-47C. It's going to be a day to remember.

TS cool

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#1486535 - 24/01/2019 09:22 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Tom]
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Originally Posted By: Tom
On the BOM website list of SA towns forecast for tomorrow, only 1 out of 59 is forecast to have a max below 40. That seems extraordinary.


and the only reason for that is that Robe has the sea to its north.... always the coolest town in SA in summer...

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#1486536 - 24/01/2019 09:24 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Port Pirie just cracked the 40C before 9am!

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#1486561 - 24/01/2019 11:50 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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A bit of a surprise packet is Minlaton on Yorke Peninsula.... currently the highest temp in the state at 45.7C which has already broken their record.

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#1486564 - 24/01/2019 12:15 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Thats crazy: beating a ATH before midday!

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#1486571 - 24/01/2019 13:05 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Adelaide Airport ATH just broken - 44.2C. Was 44.1C in 2013

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#1486573 - 24/01/2019 13:30 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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yer there's now a good half dozen ATH's already...
Minlaton 45.7
Stenhouse Bay 45.6
Adelaide Airport 44.8
Roseworthy 46.9
Port Lincoln 47.0
Hindmarsh Island 45.2

by end of day expect 20+ I think...

Chuck on a couple more...
Snowtown 47.3
Parafield 46.6


Edited by teckert (24/01/2019 13:36)

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#1486576 - 24/01/2019 13:37 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Snowtown and Port Lincoln both have data from 1939, too.

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#1486578 - 24/01/2019 13:52 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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mount lofty 39.9. will surely hit 40.

Today really is the 'perfect storm' for extreme heat. Very delayed monsoon, years of drought, lack of seabeezes, heat building through the interior for months and months with little in the way of weather systems to clear it out and impeccable timing of the change to maximise heat today.

And to think the hottest of the air is still being advected in. This might very well be the hottest day any of us will experience in our lifetimes in this state. A day for the record books that's for sure.
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#1486579 - 24/01/2019 13:53 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Keep editing that list teckert, you're falling behind!

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#1486580 - 24/01/2019 13:56 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
teckert Offline
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I have to go out in this..... will do a comprehensive list tonight with all the final records. Prob others to come in the morning too...

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#1486581 - 24/01/2019 14:00 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Markus]
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Originally Posted By: Markus
This might very well be the hottest day any of us will experience in our lifetimes in this state.
.

Haha, yeah. I mean, I sure hope you're right, but the way trends are going for frequency of record breaking i'd not put money on it..

Walked from North Tce to Rundle st along Frome. On North Tce I wet my hair at a water fountain, it was dry halfway to Rundle st.
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#1486583 - 24/01/2019 14:01 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Amazing how many records are being broken.

45.8 at home so far, broken the record of 45.0 back in 2014

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#1486586 - 24/01/2019 14:05 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Kent Town record has gone now 45.9C

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#1486590 - 24/01/2019 14:20 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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west terrace
46.0
01:38pm

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#1486591 - 24/01/2019 14:20 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Bergasms]
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Originally Posted By: Bergasms
Originally Posted By: Markus
This might very well be the hottest day any of us will experience in our lifetimes in this state.
.

Haha, yeah. I mean, I sure hope you're right, but the way trends are going for frequency of record breaking i'd not put money on it..

Walked from North Tce to Rundle st along Frome. On North Tce I wet my hair at a water fountain, it was dry halfway to Rundle st.




Many of these records date back to 1939 so not entirely accurate statement.

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#1486592 - 24/01/2019 14:21 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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46.0 as of 1.38pm at west terrace. 0.1 off the record.

And yeah I say we may never see these temps again in our lifetimes due to the rarity of the ingredients lining up for such heat to occur. Doesn't happen very often. But could always go hotter next year or take another 100 years to happen, never know. That's the beauty of weather.
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#1486593 - 24/01/2019 14:22 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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I just went for a walk, the wind makes it feel like you are standing in front of a hand dryer.


Edited by JohnC (24/01/2019 14:23)
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#1486594 - 24/01/2019 14:23 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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And gone - 46.2C at West Terrace.

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#1486597 - 24/01/2019 14:24 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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broken
46.2
01:43pm

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#1486600 - 24/01/2019 14:35 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: teckert]
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Originally Posted By: teckert
Originally Posted By: Bergasms
Originally Posted By: Markus
This might very well be the hottest day any of us will experience in our lifetimes in this state.
.

Haha, yeah. I mean, I sure hope you're right, but the way trends are going for frequency of record breaking i'd not put money on it..

Walked from North Tce to Rundle st along Frome. On North Tce I wet my hair at a water fountain, it was dry halfway to Rundle st.




Many of these records date back to 1939 so not entirely accurate statement.
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What is not accurate about it? You can only break the records you have, I get that, but from 2000 to 2014 the number of observed Australian hot records is over 12 times greater than the number of observed cold records (from here, might be a bogus source but seemed ok at quick glance https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2015GL065793#grl53430-sec-0005-title ). So hence my statement that I wouldn't be betting on not this record again in my lifetime. Or did you mean the statement I was quoting originally?


Edited by Bergasms (24/01/2019 14:35)
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#1486603 - 24/01/2019 15:03 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Roseworthy hit 48.1 @ 2.13. So most of the northern Adelaide Plains have sat within 2 degrees of 50 today at some point, truly remarkable.
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#1486607 - 24/01/2019 15:29 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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well, 46.2 didn't last long

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#1486609 - 24/01/2019 15:33 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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There is an update war happening on the Adelaide wikipedia page as people try to update the max temp haha
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#1486610 - 24/01/2019 15:39 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Every live station in the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Zone reporting ATH's

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#1486611 - 24/01/2019 15:47 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Old Kent Town is up to 47.6!! So lets call that 48 for Adelaide, crazy stuff.
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#1486612 - 24/01/2019 15:54 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Still pretty early in the day, 50C in reach now for Adel.

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#1486613 - 24/01/2019 15:56 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Pt Augusta now leading the charge 49.1

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#1486616 - 24/01/2019 16:11 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Bergasms, my point is the fact that in SA, most of the heat records have gone un-broken for 80 years. Based on that, there's nothing that I can see to suggest that it couldnt be another 80 yrs before its broken again. Yes, it might be broken next year, but then it might be another 80 yrs before thats broken.

Meanwhile we should see another WT max on the next update.... really wanting to break 46.4 which is Melb's record and is the highest for a capital city in Aust.

edit: 46.6!


Edited by teckert (24/01/2019 16:13)

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#1486618 - 24/01/2019 16:16 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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46.6 3:36PM


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#1486619 - 24/01/2019 16:19 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Back in the late 80s I worked at DTSO over the summers. Catching a non-air conditioned train up to Parafield from Adelaide, sitting in a non-air conditioned lab all day, then catching a non-air conditioned train back to Adelaide. We had a few hot days. Nothing like this, thankfully - I can't imagine what it would be like having to do that on a day like today.

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#1486621 - 24/01/2019 16:20 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Adelaide retakes the crown from Melbourne for official highest temperature recorded in a capital city..

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#1486629 - 24/01/2019 16:37 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: teckert]
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Originally Posted By: teckert
Bergasms, my point is the fact that in SA, most of the heat records have gone un-broken for 80 years. Based on that, there's nothing that I can see to suggest that it couldnt be another 80 yrs before its broken again. Yes, it might be broken next year, but then it might be another 80 yrs before thats broken.
.

But there is something you can see, which is the frequency of events changing.
I mean, I agree with you in principle that it could be 80 years, it could also never be broken, but if I was putting money on it, I would be looking at the frequency of change of events.

The change says that more records are being broken recently and the pace of record breaking is increasing, so the odds are better that a record will fall than a record will stand. It's just probability and stats \_(ツ)_/ .

Who knows, If we were having this conversation about Port Augusta breaking its record temperature on the 15th of Jan, well, we'd already be wrong.
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#1486632 - 24/01/2019 16:40 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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but records have not been broken here more frequently.... can you give me some stats on SA records that substantiate that?
What I think you will find is that most recent records are from AWS stations that have only been open for less than 20 years or so.... so of course they will break their records more frequently. You need to look at these stats a bit more and not just jump on the bandwagon.

ie. Port Augusta... open for less than 20 years. Of course they are going to break records. If they were open in 1939, maybe today they may have broken it.

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#1486638 - 24/01/2019 16:56 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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I think you'd have to assume they would have done, given that Snowtown, Port Lincoln and Tarcoola have all surpassed their 1939 numbers comfortably.

This time 10 years ago, the bulk of high temperature records in Victoria, NSW and the settled areas of SA were from 1939, but those have been gradually whittled away; most of those in Victoria were broken in 2009, in the northern half of NSW in either 2013, 2014 or 2017, and in most of SA today. I suspect by the time we get to the end of tomorrow the only substantial area with surviving 1939 records will be parts of the inland southeast quarter of NSW (e.g. Wagga, Canberra, Bathurst, Richmond).

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#1486639 - 24/01/2019 16:57 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Pt Augusta now 49.5....come on, you can do it

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#1486641 - 24/01/2019 16:58 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Blair Trewin]
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Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
I think you'd have to assume they would have done, given that Snowtown, Port Lincoln and Tarcoola have all surpassed their 1939 numbers comfortably.

This time 10 years ago, the bulk of high temperature records in Victoria, NSW and the settled areas of SA were from 1939, but those have been gradually whittled away; most of those in Victoria were broken in 2009, in the northern half of NSW in either 2013, 2014 or 2017, and in most of SA today. I suspect by the time we get to the end of tomorrow the only substantial area with surviving 1939 records will be parts of the inland southeast quarter of NSW (e.g. Wagga, Canberra, Bathurst, Richmond).


Yep thats my point thanks Blair. A good 80 years its taken, and wouldve as well for most AWS's if they were around back then.

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#1486642 - 24/01/2019 16:59 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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I linked my source in my original post.

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2015GL065793#grl53430-sec-0005-title .

Once again, I don't know if that is a reputable source, but it also covers exactly what you have mentioned with regards to the age of the weather station and the period in which data has been collected.

"You need to look at these stats a bit more and not just jump on the bandwagon.". I literally linked a paper with actual stats in it. Of course, they are for Australia as a whole, so they might not be as pertinent to SA. And being at work I haven't been able to check the sources they cite. If it's wrong, I'm happy to cop that.
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#1486643 - 24/01/2019 17:04 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Pt Augusta now 49.5....come on, you can do it

>anything 49.5 or over puts the day into the top 10 max national


Edited by *jr* (24/01/2019 17:05)

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#1486644 - 24/01/2019 17:08 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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The paper linked is indeed reputable, but it's looking at record monthly state/national averages, not site records on individual days. I wrote a paper on site records in 2010 but obviously it doesn't include recent data (although updates of some of its analyses have been included in some subsequent Bureau State of the Climate reports):

http://www.bom.gov.au/jshess/docs/2010/trewin_hres.pdf

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#1486648 - 24/01/2019 17:10 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Blair Trewin]
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Thanks for linking that, it looks interesting.

So in your opinion is the conclusion i've drawn from that paper (That if you were betting, the odds of a record being broken again sooner rather than later is more likely than it not being broken) a good one or have i misunderstood the paper?
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#1486650 - 24/01/2019 17:24 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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the odds of a younger AWS breaking a record sooner rather than later is better than an older AWS doing it.

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#1486655 - 24/01/2019 17:53 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Obviously. For the 2010 paper we restricted it to sites which had complete or near-complete data for the 1957-2009 period.

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#1486656 - 24/01/2019 18:03 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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which is a pity, as it misses much of the hotter part of the 20th century.

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#1486663 - 24/01/2019 18:24 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Some nice showers/storms forming across central and western areas now.

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#1486666 - 24/01/2019 18:34 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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44.9 at Clare AWS today, old record of 43.7, with records going back to 93'.

Amazing temperature for 400m asl in this region.

The convention outside at the moment is incredibly high based and low topped yet I can see rain haze under some of the bases. I was looking at similar looking clouds earlier thinking there's no way these will produce precip but there ya go.
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#1486682 - 24/01/2019 19:17 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Well riding the push-bike home this arvo was about as usual for a 40degC day - hot and not so sweaty, it drys off of you before it can bead and run!

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#1486688 - 24/01/2019 19:48 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: teckert]
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Originally Posted By: teckert
which is a pity, as it misses much of the hotter part of the 20th century.


That's not remotely the case. Even 1939 ended up a relatively cool year nationally (the second half of the year was the second-coldest on record): http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/awap/temp/arch...month&area=nat.

(Extending the 2010 study back to 1910, now that we have a decent quantity of digitised data to do it with, is on my to-do list).

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#1486689 - 24/01/2019 19:50 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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yer worded it wrongly..... some of the hottest heatwaves of the 20th century.

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#1486690 - 24/01/2019 20:01 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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That much is true. In the data set I used for my PhD, which ended in 1996, there was only patchy warming of extreme high maxima, although much clearer warming of high minima and extreme lows of all kinds. Since 1996, extreme highs have taken off - although interestingly, in those parts of the southern inland which have dried off, the decline in frosts has levelled out or even reversed in places.

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#1486694 - 24/01/2019 20:11 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Thanks to Kyle Howard...
data was correct to 6pm.

A day of extremes across SA as a staggering 36 Weather records broken, some just by 0.1 to a whopping 5.0C

Adelaide Area:

City: Prev Record & Date New Record

West Terrace 46.1 Jan 16 1939 46.6
Kent Town 45.7 Jan 28 2009 47.7
Adel Airport 44.1 Jan 4 2013 45.8
Edinburgh 46.2 Jan 23 1982 47.5
Hind Island 45.1 Jan 28 2009 46.8
Kuitpo 42.6 Jan 28 2009 44.0
Mt Crawford 43.3 Jan 28 2009 43.7
Mount Lofty 37.9 Jan 28 2018 41.1
Noarlunga 44.6 Jan 28 2009 46.2
Nuriootpa 44.1 Jan 28 2009 46.0
Parafield 46.4 Jan 25 2003 47.7
Parawa West 42.5 Jan 28 2009 43.5
Roseworthy 46.7 Jan 28 2009 48.3
Strathalbyn 46.3 Jan 28 2009 46.7

**Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
Edithburgh 44.9 Jan 29 2009 47.9
Kadina 47.0 Jan 28 2009 47.9
Kingscote 43.8 Jan 29 2009 45.4
Minlaton 45.6 Jan 28 2009 46.8
Parndarna 42.6 Jan 14 2014 45.3
Sten Bay 44.0 Jan 16 2014 46.7

**Upper and Lower SE (Stil going)
Cape Jaffa 41.6 Jan 14 1996 41.8
Robe AP 39.9 Jan 28 2009 40.0

**Mid North
Clare 43.7 Jan 28 2009 44.9
Port Augusta 48.9 Jan 15 2019 49.5
Port Pirie 46.3 Jan 4 1979 48.6
Snowtown 46.0 Jan 25 2003 47.3

*West Coast, LEP, EEP, NE & NW Pastoral
Ceduna 48.4 Jan 23 2019 48.6
Cleve AP 46.1 Jan 4 2013 47.0
Cultana 45.9 Jan 19 2018 48.2
Cummins AP 45.6 Jan 16 2014 46.5
Minnipa RS 47.2 Jan 13 2001 48.0
Port Lincoln 46.1 Jan 21 2006 48.4
Whyalla 47.2 Jan 4 2013 48.5
Leigh Creek 46.3 Jan 6 2013 46.9
Tarcoola 49.0 Jan 15 2019 49.1
Yunta 45.0 Jan 14 2014 45.5

EDIT: PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE JANUARY RECORDS ONLY


Edited by teckert (24/01/2019 23:08)

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#1486696 - 24/01/2019 20:30 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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That Mt Lofty record is incredible. From never being anywhere near a 40 to an easy 40+

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#1486717 - 24/01/2019 21:17 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: teckert]
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Originally Posted By: teckert
Originally Posted By: Tom
On the BOM website list of SA towns forecast for tomorrow, only 1 out of 59 is forecast to have a max below 40. That seems extraordinary.


and the only reason for that is that Robe has the sea to its north.... always the coolest town in SA in summer...


And Robe got to 40, a new record. Amazing.

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#1486726 - 24/01/2019 21:46 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Mt Barker to come maybe, was 44.5, I recorded 45.2

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#1486728 - 24/01/2019 22:01 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Yer I am awaiting manual sites to come through later tomrrow so I can do an Official list to make sure all stations are there and data is correct.

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#1486736 - 24/01/2019 22:22 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
Morham Offline
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Was all over the news here. That port augusta town square temp reading of 51C ....insanity.

Stay safe.


Edited by Morham (24/01/2019 22:23)

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#1486752 - 24/01/2019 23:26 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Figures are a little rubbery - my MEMEs sensors - but the trends are correct:


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#1486765 - 25/01/2019 00:32 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Umm, I've got precipitation, nice heavy drops

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#1486766 - 25/01/2019 00:35 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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#1486768 - 25/01/2019 00:54 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Pretty short lived but that was nice.

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#1486806 - 25/01/2019 09:40 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Does anyone know if any SA town recorded less than 40c yesterday?
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#1486811 - 25/01/2019 09:56 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Tom]
Blair Trewin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tom
Originally Posted By: teckert
Originally Posted By: Tom
On the BOM website list of SA towns forecast for tomorrow, only 1 out of 59 is forecast to have a max below 40. That seems extraordinary.


and the only reason for that is that Robe has the sea to its north.... always the coolest town in SA in summer...


And Robe got to 40, a new record. Amazing.


Actually, that was Robe Airport. Robe town had only got to 32 as of 3pm (it's a manual site so only reports at 9 and 3).

As far as I know, Robe and Neptune Island were the only SA sites that failed to get to 37 yesterday. There were a few in the 37-40 range (e.g. Cape Borda, Point Avoid).

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#1486813 - 25/01/2019 10:02 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
Bergasms Offline
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Thanks for the conversation yesterday teckert and Blair, was interesting.

My garden faired ok, but two new finger lime trees had some new growth completely scorched to brittle. Hopefully the trees pull through as they were not cheap. Enjoying today being relatively cooler.
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#1486829 - 25/01/2019 11:27 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: betsuin]
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Originally Posted By: betsuin
Well riding the push-bike home this arvo was about as usual for a 40degC day - hot and not so sweaty, it drys off of you before it can bead and run!


During my 30min ride home last night my ave heart rate was ~30bpm higher than the evening before when it was 'only' 38, despite drinking plenty of water & riding more slowly.

That was was quite sobering to observe - a reasonable rule of thumb for moderate physical activity is to assume a 10bpm increase in heart rate per 10C rise in ambient temp, but at 46C the body struggles to lose excess core heat fast enough to maintain itself at 37C, even with plenty of water intake & perspiration.

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#1486960 - 25/01/2019 17:22 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: aksmith]
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Our previous record in the bottom of the Kuitpo valley was 39.5 degrees and we beat that by a solid 3 degrees. What surprises me in all of this is that the "experts" did not predict any of this. Instead, they forecast a"mild December", "no extreme heat" and January was supposed to be "relatively mild", "a few days in the mid-thirties". At the moment, our average for January is 4 degrees above normal and I'm wondering what February holds.

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#1487000 - 25/01/2019 19:59 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Well yesterday was definitely a blood and marrow boiler for Kalangadoo with many more to come next month thankfully my outdoor weather sensors didn't melt in the heat

At around 17:24pm the temperature on my pws reached at staggering 44.7 degrees outside just .2 of a degree shy of the record previously recorded on my older weather station in 2014 but in stark contrast the heat index on laptop screen as i am looking back at yesterdays readings says it did actually reach 44.9 so pretty much equal with 2014 record

Now its time to sit back,relax and wait for mother nature to cook us alive once again in February

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#1487002 - 25/01/2019 20:05 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Paging an observer near Yunta atm! hello...anyone?

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#1487014 - 25/01/2019 21:24 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
teckert Offline
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yer its been an impressive storm. Been watching it for several hrs from when it formed over the Flinders Ranges. Wouldnt surprise me if it makes it almost to Mildura!

(just chkd the radar archive.... started north of Hawker 6 hrs ago! Now in no-mans land, south of Olary)

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#1487178 - 26/01/2019 18:24 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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its raining. big rain drops

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#1487238 - 26/01/2019 23:58 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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just spent the last 10 days in SA, pretty sure 5 or 6 of them were above 40c!! nice to be back home to some humidity instead of the dry heat. terrible sight flying over NSW though frown
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#1487764 - 29/01/2019 22:20 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Finalised list of all the records across SA. All are All Time Records unless stated.
Blue is Prev, Red is temp recorded on the 24th Jan.
Stations that do not have a date, the temp in Blue is their All Time High Temeprature

West Terrace 46.1 46.6
Kent Town 45.7 47.7
Adelaide Airport 44.1 45.8
Edinburgh 46.2 47.5
Hindmarsh Island 45.1 46.8
Kuitpo 42.7 44.0
Mount Barker 44.5 44.5
Mount Crawford 43.3 43.7
Mount Lofty 37.9 41.1
Noarlunga 44.6 46.2
Nuriootpa 44.1 46.0
Parafield 46.4 47.7
Parawa West 42.5 43.5
Roseworthy 46.7 48.3
Strathalbyn 46.3 46.7
Victor Harbor 45.6 46.2

Cape Borda 40.0 37.1
Cape Willoughby 42.2 41.7
Edithburgh 44.9 47.9
Kadina 47.0 47.9
Maitland 45.0 46.3
Kingscote 43.8 45.4
Minlaton 45.6 46.8
Parndana 42.6 45.3
Price 46.7 N/A
Stenhouse Bay 44.0 46.7
Warooka 44.1 42.9

Cape Jaffa 41.6 41.8
Coonawarra 44.5 43.6
Keith 46.0 45.5 46.5 Feb 14 2014
Keith West 47.2 46.1
Meningie 45.1 46.1
Mount Gambier 44.1 44.0 44.9 Feb 2 2014
Naracoorte 45.8 45.1
Padthaway 45.1 44.8
Robe 39.9 40.1 41.7 Feb 2 2014

Karoonda 46.9 46.3
Lameroo AWS 46.2 45.9 47.6 Feb 7 2009
Lameroo Town 47.9 N/A
Loxton 46.6 45.4 47.1 Feb 7 2009
Murray Bridge 46.6 47.5
Pallamana 48.0 47.4
Renmark 47.4 46.1 48.2 Feb 7 2009


Clare 43.7 44.9
Eudunda 43.5 45.0
Hawker 46.0 46.0
Port Augusta 48.9 49.5
Port Pirie 46.3 48.6
Snowtown 46.3
Snowtown AWS 46.0 47.3
Turretfield 46.4 47.2
Yongala 43.5 43.5 44.0 Feb 7 2009

Ceduna 48.4 48.6
Cleve 45.2 46.0
Cleve AP 46.1 47.0
Cultana 45.9 48.2
Cummins AP 45.6 46.5
Elliston 44.3 43.4
Kimba 46.0 47.0
Kyancutta 49.3 49.2
Minnipa RS 47.2 48.0
Neptune Island 36.9 34.2
Nullarbor 48.5 39.5
Point Avoid 40.5 38.0
Port Lincoln 46.1 48.3
Streaky Bay 47.2 44.2
Whyalla Norrie 49.4
Whyalla AP 47.2 48.5
Wudinna 48.2 48.1


Edited by Helen (30/01/2019 12:23)
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#1487770 - 29/01/2019 22:46 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: StormCapture]
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Originally Posted By: StormCapture
Finalised list of all the records acorss SA. All are All Time Records unless stated.
Blue is Prev, Red is temp recorded on the 24th Jan.
Stations that do not have a date, the temp in Blue is their All Time High Temeprature

West Terrace 46.1 46.6
Kent Town 45.7 47.7
Adelaide Airport 44.1 45.8
Edinburgh 46.2 47.5
Hindmarsh Island 45.1 46.8
Kuitpo 42.7 44.0
Mount Barker 44.5 44.5
Mount Crawford 43.3 43.7
Mount Lofty 37.9 41.1
Noarlunga 44.6 46.2
Nuriootpa 44.1 46.0
Parafield 46.4 47.7
Parawa West 42.5 43.5
Roseworthy 46.7 48.3
Strathalbyn 46.3 46.7
Victor Harbor 45.6 46.2

Cape Borda 40.0 37.1
Cape Willoughby 42.2 41.7
Edithburgh 44.9 47.9 46.3 Nov 26 1993
Kadina 47.0 47.9
Maitland 45.0 46.3
Kingscote 43.8 45.4
Minlaton 45.6 46.8
Parndana 42.6 45.3
Price 46.7 N/A
Stenhouse Bay 44.0 46.7
Warooka 44.1 42.9

Cape Jaffa 41.6 41.8
Coonawarra 44.5 43.6
Keith 46.0 45.5 46.5 Feb 14 2014
Keith West 47.2 46.1
Meningie 45.1 46.1
Mount Gambier 44.1 44.0 44.9 Feb 2 2014
Naracoorte 45.8 45.1
Padthaway 45.1 44.8
Robe 39.9 40.1 41.7 Feb 2 2014

Karoonda 46.9 46.3
Lameroo AWS 46.2 45.9 47.6 Feb 7 2009
Lameroo Town 47.9 N/A
Loxton 46.6 45.4 47.1 Feb 7 2009
Murray Bridge 46.6 47.5
Pallamana 48.0 47.4
Renmark 47.4 46.1 48.2 Feb 7 2009


Clare 43.7 44.9
Eudunda 43.5 45.0 43.9 Feb 7 2009
Hawker 46.0 46.0
Port Augusta 48.9 49.5
Port Pirie 46.3 48.6
Snowtown 46.3
Snowtown AWS 46.0 47.3
Turretfield 46.4 47.2
Yongala 43.5 43.5 44.0 Feb 7 2009

Ceduna 48.4 48.6
Cleve 45.2 46.0
Cleve AP 46.1 47.0
Cultana 45.9 48.2
Cummins AP 45.6 46.5 46.2 Feb 2 2014
Elliston 44.3 43.4
Kimba 46.0 47.0
Kyancutta 49.3 49.2
Minnipa RS 47.2 48.0
Neptune Island 36.9 34.2
Nullarbor 48.5 39.5
Point Avoid 40.5 38.0
Port Lincoln 46.1 48.3
Streaky Bay 47.2 44.2
Whyalla Norrie 49.4
Whyalla AP 47.2 48.5 48.0 Feb 7 2009
Wudinna 48.2 48.1


Note Eudunda, Edithburgh, Cummins AP and Whyalla AP have broken their ATH, I will have to get a Mod to remove those for me.
Majority of stations are over 20 years old exepct Point Avoid, Cultana, Parndarna (4-8yrs old) and Noarlunga (19yrs old)
City, Mount Barker, Kingscote, Keith, Roseworthy, Lameroo, Strathalbyn, Mount Gambier, Robe, Cleve, Port Lincoln are over 100 years old.

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#1488515 - 02/02/2019 00:15 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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The maximum temperature average the month gone wasn't a record for Adelaide:

1908 34.18
2001 33.71
1939 33.29
2019 33.05
1906 32.86

There is one day missing a maximum temperature - a below average day (the 8th), which if we took Kent Towns temperature (26.9), would make it 32.85; thus only the 5th highest on record.

The minimum average (18.11) is well down from the top, in 30th spot. Top 6 being:

2001 20.29
1908 20.20
1974 20.05
1981 19.91
1939 & 2006 19.88

So, it therefore ranks 8th, behind:
1908 27.19
2001 27.00
1939 26.58
1890 26.13
1981 26.02
2006 25.90
1906 25.58
2019 25.58 - extending decimal places demotes it below 1906
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#1488516 - 02/02/2019 00:27 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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As for daily maximum records go; just the one record day maximum was broken - it of course being the 24th. The 46.6 surpassed 42.0 set in 1982. The minimum record on that day is still from 1982 - 33.5, which was Adelaide's overall record until 2009.
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#1490348 - 14/02/2019 13:04 Re: SA Heatwave Jan 22nd-25th [Re: Thunderstruck]
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The Australian Meteorological Association has a public meeting next Tuesday Feb 19 discussing Home Weather Stations. The Bureau's climatologist Darren Ray will also be covering our recent heatwave. This is a great opportunity to discuss with Darren Adelaide's hottest month on record, the floods in Qld and the latest global climate report.

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