Death Valley, Calif., tops the list, hitting a stifling 134 degrees in 1913. In Sydney, Australia's biggest city, the temperature smashed the previous hottest recorded temperature peaking at 45.8 degrees Celsius (114.4 Fahrenheit). TOWNS in some parts of Australia are warned to brace for near 50C temperatures. The highest rainfall events and the high and low temperatures for each state and the Northern Territory are given in the tables and brochures below. Australia's climate varies greatly throughout the eight states and territories; there are four seasons across most of the country and a wet and dry season in the tropical north. This measure takes all the maximum temperatures recorded on single … Date Station No. Below is a table of the highest recorded temperatures for each continent. The average maximum temperature exceeds 35 °C (95 °F) from December to February in Oodnadatta, in the state of South Australia. On … 2, 1960 123.050. Yesterday the highest shade temperature was l09 degrees, while during last night the temperature, as on the previous night, did not descend below 83 degrees. The sky is a glaring wisteria blue, with not a cloud to break it, and there is little sign of a change. The year 2019 was the hottest on record for Australia with the temperature reaching 1.52C above the long-term average, data from the Bureau of Meteorology confirms. Australia could also see its highest average temperature record broken. Australia's seasons are at opposite times to those in the northern hemisphere. The old … The highest temperature ever recorded in the country was 123 degrees on Jan. 2, 1960, in Oodnadatta, a remote outback town in South Australia. June 21, 1942 129.2 54.0 Africa1 Kebili, Tunisia July 7, 1931 131.0 55.0 AustraliaOodnadatta, South AustraliaJan. The record for the highest average temperature for Australia as a whole may also be exceeded. The current record stands at 40.3 degrees and this was set in … South Australia Oodnadatta Airport 50.7 2 January 1960 17043 Western Australia Mardie 50.5 19 February 1998 5008 New South Wales Menindee Post Office 49.7 10 January 1939 47019 Queensland Birdsville Police … It may go down as the hottest day in the nation’s history. The highest temperature ever recorded in Australia was 50.7C in Oodnadatta, South Australia on January 2, 1960.
See Daily Extremes for more information about daily rainfall and temperature records for each month and season. This is almost double that month’s average temperature in South Australia, which sits at … However, the temperature can sometimes exceed 40 °C (104 °F) from September to April, with peaks of 48/50 °C (118/122 °F) in December and January. Plan ahead with this information on weather and rainfall in Australia’s capital cities. Highest State Place name Temp. Australia experiences a wide range of temperatures and rainfall.