I was looking at the entire temperature record for Australia this morning, and noticed two very hot temperatures in 2019.
NOAA reports 123F at Warra, Tasmania on January 30, 60F on January 31, and 124F on February 1.
Warra is located in the southern mountains of Tasmania 43 degrees south and 1,636 feet elevation. The average maximum temperature for January/February was 70F including the two bogus hot readings, or 68F without them.
A little official government comedy to start the day.