Unseasonable August heat in outback regions

By Peter Nelson on August 15, 2017
  • Unseasonable August heat in outback regions

    The past few days have seen unseasonably hot days in Outback QLD and northern inland of NSW.

The past few days have seen unseasonably hot days in Outback QLD and northern inland of NSW.

Moree recorded 28.7 last Friday 11th August and this was the hottest day for the first half of August since 1959. Charleville has four successive days of over 29 degrees up to today, Monday 14th August and this is the longest spell of hot weather in early August since 1946.

The next two days could break the 1946 record at Charleville with a deep low pressure covering the southern part of WA and SA, circulating hot dry North West winds from the north west region of WA.

This heat affecting these regions is unlikely to spread into our regions particularly south from Dubbo. Most of our regions will receive some useful falls of rain as the deep low pressure approaches from the west.

Most of the southern parts of WA and SA have already received above average rainfalls for August and many places have been hit by hurricane force winds the past week.

I am currently staying at St. George, QLD with Rae and enjoying the unseasonably August heat which is forecast to reach 33 degrees on Wednesday. Glad to escape the bleak cold weather we have had in NE Victoria.

By Peter Nelson on August 15, 2017

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