Posted: Mar 29, 2010 8:28 pm
by Macdoc

CSIRO/BOM: Record heat/climate needs science focus

Melbourne warms to a record long, hot summer

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 March, 2010 : - - Melbourne has recorded its 100th day in a row when the maximum temperature has exceeded 20 degrees Celsius. Forecasts suggest the record run may extend into next week, at least. The last time Melbourne recorded a maximum temperature of less than 20 degrees was 8 December last year.

Melbourne’s string of warm days far exceeds the previous record of 78 days, set between 29 December 2000 and 16 March 2001. Records in Melbourne date back to 1855.


Melbourne’s record run reflects the very warm conditions that have been experienced across Victoria since the start of last winter. Victoria’s mean temperature for the nine months from June 2009 to February 2010 is 15.3 degrees, the highest on record, and is 1.4 degrees above the 1961-90 average. The previous record of 15.1 degrees was set in 1980.

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CSIRO/BOM: Record heat/climate needs science focus