Another day of ridiculous heat has come to a close across large parts of Inland Australia. Today was largely dominated by Northern and North East SA, South West QLD and a huge chunk of Inland NSW. Another 2 locations have tipped the 48ºc mark – both new locations for this heatwave. 14 locations have hit 47ºc today, 24 above 46ºc and 35 above 45ºc. Another new all-time record has been hit as well, bringing that total up to double digits for this event.

 

Top temps:

  • Tibooburra (NSW) 48.2ºc – 0.2ºc shy of the all-time record

  • Noona (NSW) 48.1ºc – Hottest day recorded (short records)

  • Smithville (NSW) 47.8ºc

  • Wilcannia (NSW) 47.8ºc

  • Marree (SA) 47.6ºc

  • Delta (NSW) 47.5ºc

  • Oodnadatta (SA) 47.5ºc

  • Bourke (NSW) 47.4ºc – Hottest day in 5 years

  • Ivanhoe (NSW) 47.4ºc – 0.6ºc shy of the January record

  • Ballera (QLD) 47.3ºc

  • Cobar Airport (NSW) 47.2ºc – New January record / 0.1ºc shy of the all-time record

  • Moomba (SA) 47.1ºc

  • Borrona Downs (NSW) 47.0ºc

  • White Cliffs (NSW) 47.0ºc

  • Roxby Downs (SA) 46.9ºc

  • Cobar (NSW) 46.8ºc

  • Mount Hope (NSW) 46.8ºc

  • Condoblin (NSW) 46.7ºc – New all-time record

  • Fowlers Gap (NSW) 46.6ºc – 0.2ºc shy of the all-time record

  • Birdsville (QLD) 46.4ºc

  • Coober Pedy (SA) 46.4ºc

  • West Wyalong (NSW) 46.3ºc

  • Woomera (SA) 46.3ºc

  • Port Augusta (SA) 46.2ºc

  • Girilambone (NSW) 45.8ºc

  • Mulurulu (NSW) 45.8ºc

  • Leigh Creek (SA) 45.7ºc

  • Kapooka 45.5ºc

  • Brewon (NSW) 45.4ºc

  • Forbes (NSW) 45.4ºc

  • Griffith (NSW) 45.4ºc

  • Narrandera (NSW) 45.4ºc

  • Yulara (NT) 45.4ºc

  • Yanco (NSW) 45.3ºc – 0.3ºc shy of the January record set yesterday

  • Wagga Wagga (NSW) 45.2ºc

     

    Weatherzone temperatures as of 3:30PM EDT on January 17th, 2019

     

Notes:

  • This is the fifth day in a row somewhere in Australia has exceeded 48ºc and the 11th day since Christmas

  • 9 seperate locations have recorded 48ºc during this heatwave, with Tarcoola managing it twice. Somewhere in the vicinity of 30+ individual locations have hit 47ºc+ in 4 days, many doing it multiple times.

  • Adelaide has recorded 4 straight 40ºc days for the first time since 2014

  • Canberra has recorded 3 straight 40ºc days (41.4ºc today) for potentially the first time ever – 4 straight days has never been done before for the City.

  • Port Augusta has recorded 4 straight 45ºc days for the first time ever

  • Birdsville has recorded 6 straight days above 45ºc for the first time since 2013

  • Moomba has recorded 5 straight 46ºc days for the first time and back to back 47’s for the first time since 2013

  • Marree has recorded 4 straight 47ºc days for the first time in 46 years

  • Narrandera, NSW has recorded 4 straight 45ºc days for the first time ever – breaking the January record twice and all-time record once during that 4 day stretch

  • Coober Pedy has recorded 4 straight 46ºc+ days for the first time ever

  • Wilcannia has recorded 4 straight 46ºc+ days for the first time ever and back to back 47’s for the first time since 2013

  • Ivanhoe back to back 47ºc+ and 4 straight 46ºc+ days for the first time ever,

  • Fowlers Gap has now recorded 2 of its 3 hottest days ever in the past 2 days

  • Condoblin has now recorded its 2 hottest January days ever in the past 2 days

  • The last 4 days for Yanco, NSW have all exceeded the January record prior to 2019

  • Bourke has recorded back to back 46ºc+ days for the first time in January in 5 years