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#1403766 - 23/01/2017 21:45 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: TranslucidusW]
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the amazing thing about that Oodnadatta recording is the the hottest ever Aust temp of 50.7C was also recorded the same month there... in Jan 1960.

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#1403777 - 23/01/2017 23:08 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: TranslucidusW]
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Maybe we have it wrong with this thread. If we rename it "When will we see 51C in Australia"? Or maybe "Where?"

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#1403799 - 24/01/2017 09:19 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: TranslucidusW]
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The Oodnadatta 50.7 and 50.3 in January 1960 were on successive days. (Considering some of the other temperatures in this event - 49.4 at Whyalla is a standout - it was perhaps a bit of a surprise that Marree didn't make 50).

The only other 50+ values in Australia under standard conditions are the 50.5 at Mardie in February 1998 as mentioned earlier, and 50.0 at Wilcannia in January 1939. (The daily data from Wilcannia in 1939 haven't been digitised, so this value doesn't get picked up in some lists but we believe it to be accurate; a 49.7 from Menindee is pretty strong backup).

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#1403848 - 24/01/2017 14:29 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: TranslucidusW]
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I think that it won't be long before another 50 is recorded, we've had a few close calls but surely it'll tip over sooner or later, just need the right dry arid conditions for it

Hottest I've ever experienced was 45 a few years ago

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#1403854 - 24/01/2017 14:54 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: TranslucidusW]
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I remember it being 47C here on Black Saturday. Incredible how heat like that could be pushed this far south.

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#1403899 - 24/01/2017 17:49 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: Blair Trewin]
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Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
The Oodnadatta 50.7 and 50.3 in January 1960 were on successive days. (Considering some of the other temperatures in this event - 49.4 at Whyalla is a standout - it was perhaps a bit of a surprise that Marree didn't make 50).

The only other 50+ values in Australia under standard conditions are the 50.5 at Mardie in February 1998 as mentioned earlier, and 50.0 at Wilcannia in January 1939. (The daily data from Wilcannia in 1939 haven't been digitised, so this value doesn't get picked up in some lists but we believe it to be accurate; a 49.7 from Menindee is pretty strong backup).


Yes - how on earth did Marree not at LEAST get to 50C in that 1960 event with it being 60n lower then Oodnadatta!!?

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#1403922 - 24/01/2017 20:06 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: TranslucidusW]
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Without knowing whether there exists observations of the sky I am guessing cloud could be a factor robbing Marree of a 50 or two.

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#1403924 - 24/01/2017 20:10 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: kizz]
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Originally Posted By: kizz
Without knowing whether there exists observations of the sky I am guessing cloud could be a factor robbing Marree of a 50 or two.


That's generally what happens in our part of the world, but we get robbed of 40 degree temps.
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#1430134 - 07/08/2017 22:58 Re: Will we see 50 degrees celsius again in Australia [Re: TranslucidusW]
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Baghdad is 51 Max tomorrow .
Furnace creek in Death Valley just had 2 months when the 24 hour average temperature was 40.9 . ( yes that includes night time temps )
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