Thu Feb 23, 2017, 06:21 AM


Heat wave breaks records in Australia

Heat waves are not unusual in Australia. A subtropical belt of high pressure that flows over the continent regularly delivers pulses of hot, dry air to the surface in the summer. Yet even by Australian standards, the intense heat wave of February 2017 has been remarkable.

On February 12, 2017, air temperatures rose to 46.6°C (115.9°F) in the coastal city of Port Macquarie, New South Wales, breaking the city’s all-time record by 3.3 degrees Celsius (5.9 degrees Fahrenheit). Two days earlier, the average maximum temperature across all of New South Wales hit a record-setting 42.4°C (108.3°F)—a record that was broken the next day when it rose to 44.0°C (111.2°F).

In some places, the duration of the heatwave has been noteworthy. Mungindi, a town on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, endured 52 days in a row when maximum temperatures exceeded 35°C (95°F)—a record for New South Wales.

Many scientists see exceptional heat waves like this as part of a broader trend. For instance, one study published by the Climate Council of Australia concluded that heatwaves—defined as at least three days of unusually high temperatures—grew significantly longer, more intense, and frequent between 1971 and 2008.


9News (2017, February 13) NSW weather records break over scorching weekend.
Climate Council (2014) Heatwaves: Hotter, Longer, More Often. Accessed February 17, 2017.
Macquarie Port News ( 2017, February 13) Port Macquarie registers its hottest day on record. Accessed February 17, 2017.
New Scientist (2017, February 13) Australia’s extreme heatwave is a preview of things to come. Accessed February 17, 2107.
The Conversation (2017, February 11) Climate change doubled the likelihood of the New South Wales heatwave. Accessed February 17, 2107.

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Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 08:34 PM

1. You need to know what the dew points were

Before you call them record heat

Both the old "records" and the new data.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 04:30 AM

2. You're still going?


You were thoroughly humiliated in the other thread, when you kept insisting on a date that was wrong.

What you know about science couldn't fill a thimble , shill.

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Response to NotAWineSnob (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:10 AM

3. Lets see what you know

Answer my post about knowing the dew points before you know how warm it was.

Lets see who can fill a thimble.

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