Adelaide is yet another city added to the list of 130 year old feats being challenged as the Spring heat lingers in the City of Churches. Above image via OCF / BSCH for Wednesday (maximum temperatures).
Adelaide has seen some stifling temperatures over the past few days where the City recorded 31.8ºc on Sunday, 34.8ºc on Monday and 35.3ºc today (Tuesday). These temperatures aren’t exactly farfetched when just a week ago Adelaide endured 3 straight days which were hotter. Its the minimums however that could set the benchmark this time.
Adelaide is forecast drop down to around 23ºc tonight (Tuesday night / Wednesday morning). If the temperature was to stay above 23.5ºc which it has every chance of doing… then it will only be the second time in 130 years of records that the temperature has failed to drop below 23.5ºc for a 72 hour period. Monday’s minimum of 24.2ºc and last nights minimum of 25.4ºc have set the benchmark for tonight.
To make matters worse… Adelaide was sitting on 28.8ºc at midnight last night. This is hotter than Sydney has been since October 30th and hotter than Brisbane has been since November 5th (which is even more impressive since Brisbane averages 28.2ºc for November).
The heat should linger across Wednesday in Adelaide and the majority of Eastern South Australia where maximums could reach the mid 30’s again, before a cooler change moves through on Thursday and conditions ease.