Record Heat In Australia

On this date in 1938, Bourke, NSW began a 37 day heatwave over 100F, which included a week which averaged 116F. Peak temperature was 119F. The hottest temperature in Bourke’s current forecast is 114F.

03 Feb 1939 – BOURKE’S NEW HEAT RECORD – Trove

Bourke, Australia 10-Day Weather Forecast | Weather Underground


13 Jan 1939 – STATE’S BLANKET OF HEAT. – Trove

On this date in 1900, Sydney was 104 degrees (25 degrees warmer than today’s forecast) and Trangie was 114 degrees (12 degrees warmer than today’s forecast.) There were numerous bush fires and the heat and drought was having a  disastrous effect on crops.

18 Dec 1900 – HEAT AND FIRES. – Trove

It seems unlikely that this year’s heatwave will match the 1938-1939 heatwave.

The press is, as always, engaged in their usual lies about the climate.

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13 Responses to Record Heat In Australia

  1. Michael Hevener says:

    I am so glad you are speaking truth in an overwhelming negative environment. You are appreciated Tony. Keep it up!!!

  2. Thanks Tony. Got a notice on my YouTube channel to take a survey on my thoughts about your Climate Math video. I think I picked Interesting – Informative – Enjoyable and Other which I was not given a space to explain the Other.
    As your views and subscribers increase, the chance of shadow banning and videos taken sown will increase. You’re probable aware but thought I’d mention this.
    Best, Don

  3. rory says:

    Their livelihoods depend on lies

  4. Thank you Tony for examining the situation in Australia. It is extremely helpful to my efforts in in this area. Your research is both factual and excellent. Please keep up the good work.

  5. Thank you Tony. I live in NZ and have seen the glow of Oz fires over 2000klms away on the horizon many years ago, but nowadays it’s all ‘never happened before’. Shared.

  6. Arvid says:

    The media is brainwashing the masses. Love is being replaced by fear and Greta is the the new queen of alarmist fear.

  7. iggie says:

    Another BoM stuff-up with Bourke.
    Below is a table showing the mean Jan temps for four towns in NW NSW (Australia); the Jan mean temps recorded for January, 1939 and the ACORN1 adjustments.
    All time Jan39 Jan 39 ( adjusted)
    Town Jan Mean Raw ACORN1
    Bourke 36.3 40.4 40.04
    Cobar 35.0 40.1 40.19
    Walgett 35.4 39.15 40.16
    Tibooburra 36.2 40.1 40.08
    See what happens?
    Under the raw data, Bourke has the highest Jan mean and the highest Jan 39 mean (as it should).
    After a 0.36C adjustment, Bourke now has the lowest Jan 39 mean in ACORN1.
    The highest adjusted Jan 39 mean now goes to Cobar which has the lowest Jan mean.

    See what happens with homogenisation when one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing.
    Bourke gets adjusted down to ‘smooth’ the other towns and the other towns get adjusted up to ‘smooth’ Bourke.

    BTW, each daily temp in ACORN1 for Bourke was adjusted in that month – did they move the site on a daily basis?
    And ACORN2 drops Bourke’s Jan 39 average to 39.8C.

    • Jim Gorman says:

      I don’t frequent here very often, but I have bookmarked it so I can examine postings more often. I do frequent WUWT and quite often discuss uncertainty, accuracy, and precision.

      Your figures for 1939 show temps recorded to one tenth of a degree. The newspaper articles are hard to tell what was recorded. In most of the cases, they appear to be recorded to units place only. My criticism applies to either.

      ACORN numbers are shown to the one hundredths place. This cannot be. If the original numbers were only recorded to units digits, then averages or any other mathematical operation must be rounded to a similar number of significant digits. The same applies if the temperatures were recorded to the one tenths digit, scientific procedures for significant digits require averages and other calculations to be rounded to the one tenths place.

      Developing graphs that show temperatures to a more precise value when they are followed by more precise current measurements is likewise trying to portray measurements being more precise than the original values and should not be done.

      It is unethical and unscientific to portray calculated numbers as being more precise than the original recorded data.

  8. Peter Carroll says:

    Stupidity knows no bounds. Former NSW fire commissioner, Greg Mullins, said in an interview published on the web site that, climate change caused lightning strikes in Tasmania, where they had NEVER occurred before.
    He also said as a result of climate change, there were bush fires in areas where they had NEVER had them before. I wonder how he knows, which areas of Australia have never had a bush fire?

    • Peter Blackmore says:

      Furthermore, Mullins listed a whole lot of factors that cause bushfires and left out forest floor fuel loads. It was only then that I noticed his link to Flannery’s climate movement.
      There aw an article in The Australian which I will attempt to find. It mentions that more that 8 tonnes per hectare takes fires into the danger zone, and that we now have had loads in the 40-55 tonnes per hectare.
      Tony – keep up the great work!

    • Mark Amey says:

      Mullins isn’t a former fire chief, he’s a former boss of the Rural Fire Service, which is composed of enthusiastic amateurs. He’s also a councillor on the Climate Council, whatever that is. It seems he has attracted the opprobrium of his colleagues for expoiting the ongoing tragedy for his climate cause.

  9. Brian D says:

    More like record heat in D.C. Scathing letter from Pres. Trump to Speaker Pelosi.

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