Category Archives: drought

Extended period of little or no precipitation

How a 24-DAY heatwave in January 1896 saw temperatures hit 49 degrees

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Yes when you hear of these descriptions you cannot ignore them! People dropping dead in the middle of the streets is definitely a sign of extreme heat exhaustion!

 

How a 24-DAY heatwave in January 1896 saw temperatures hit 49 degrees

Despite warnings that last week's heatwave was one of the worst on record, in January 1896 Australia sweltered through 24 days with maximum temperatures above 38 degrees.

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I simply had to do it – it’s slowly frying away. My feet are burning and the pho…

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I simply had to do it - the egg is slowly frying away. My feet were burning and the phone went into emergency mode outside just in my hand out of the sun! Penrith recorded a temperature of 48.9C today! How would you like it - sunny side up?

 




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