South Australia in SUMMER 2014: Records tumble in heatwaves

BOM report on this event

Well above average temperatures result in the 8th hottest January on record for South Australia

max temp anomlay SA jan 2014

Below average rainfall in the north-east, ..

rainfall anomlay jan 2014 SA


Some sites in the pastoral districts had no rainfall for the month and hence their equal lowest total January rainfall on record.

Many sites had record hottest days, and record runs of very hot days.

record hottest January daytime temperatures at locations on the Yorke Peninsula and across the southeast of the State.

during 12th to 18th due to northerly winds around a high pressure system centred over the Tasman Sea. Maximum temperatures were in excess of 10 °C above average across most of the agricultural parts of the State through that period.

Coober Pedy, Tarcoola, Elliston, Neptune Island, Stenhouse Bay, Cape Willoughby, Mount Lofty, Keith, Mount Gambier and Naracoorte all had hottest days on record for any month, these new records mainly occurred under heatwave conditions between the 14th or 16th of the month.

Many sites also had record runs of very hot days, including Adelaide, Renmark and Roseworthy recording 5 consecutive days of 42 °C or more, Port Augusta recorded 5 days of 45 °C or more

On the 5th Mount Lofty recorded the coldest day for any location when its maximum temperature reached 14.1 °C. Despite the widespread heat across the State at the beginning of January, Keith in the lower southeast district observed its coldest January day (lowest maximum temperature) on record on the 2nd.

Cleve had a record run of 2 nights in a row with minimum temperatures of 30 °C or more, while several sites had record runs of night where minimum temperatures were 25 °C or more, including 4 consecutive such nights at Maitland and Strathalbyn.

The entire report in more detail from this link


One comment on “South Australia in SUMMER 2014: Records tumble in heatwaves

  1. More records continue to be broken in South Australia.. February 2014

    Adelaide sets summer record for extreme heat, with 12 days of 40 degrees Celsius or above

    Adelaide has set a record for its most summer days of 40 degrees Celsius or more.

    The previous mark had stood for 117 years.

    There now have been 12 days so far this summer over 40


    More extreme temperatures are expected in coming days.

    Other parts of South Australia also have been experiencing extreme weather, including near Port Pirie where a bushfire has been burning in the southern Flinders Ranges for 29 days.

    It has posed a threat to several towns and so far blackened 33,000 hectares.

    The Bureau of Meteorology says 20 areas across South Australia have had a record number of days of 42 degrees or more so far this summer.

    In the south-east where conditions are often milder, Mount Gambier already has had four days above 42 C.

    In the upper south-east, Lameroo has broken a 58-year-old record with eight days above 42 C.

    In eastern SA, Yunta has had nine days above 42 C.

    Keith, Eudunda, Kingscote and Maitland also have set records this summer.

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