Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Australia’s Hottest Day


Australia has a reputation for being a warm and sunny country but when does warm become – as Australian’s like to say – “stinkin’ bloody hot”? Today’s Fun Fact Wednesday looks at the hottest daily temperature recorded in Australia.

According to records kept by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia’s hottest day was on 2 January 1960 at Oodnadatta Airport when the temperature reached 50.7 degrees Celsius. This year’s temperatures have been milder with the hottest day so far occurring on 1 January 2010 at Onslow in Western Australia where the maximum temperature hit 49.2 degrees Celsius.

If you are out in the Australian sun remember the UV Index can be hazardous so don’t forget to “slip, slop, slap”.

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