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Most up to date Day Ever in Australia Showed: Bourke 51.7°C, third January 1909

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Weblog

July 10, 2020 Via jennifer

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology deleted what was once lengthy considered the freshest day ever recorded in Australia – Bourke’s 125°F (51.7°C) at the third January 1909. This list* was once deleted, falsely claiming that this was once most probably some type of ‘observational error’, as no different reputable climate stations recorded top temperatures on that day.

Then again, Craig Kelly MP has visited the Australian Nationwide Archive at Chester Hill in western Sydney to view very previous meteorological remark books. It has taken Mr Kelly MP some months to trace down this historic proof. Via get entry to to the archived e book for the elements station at Brewarrina, which is the closest reputable climate station to Bourke, it might probably now be showed temperature of 50.6°C (123°F) was once recorded at Brewarrina for Sunday third January 1909. This absolutely contradicts claims from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that simplest Bourke recorded a very extreme temperature on that day.

Brewarrina Meteorological Observations E book, January 1909 — photographed via Craig Kelly MP. Be aware 123F recorded at 9am on 4th January 1909.

Simply these days, Friday 10th July 2020, Mr Kelly MP got get entry to to this list for Brewarrina, the nearest reputable climate station to the reputable climate station at Bourke.

He has photographed the related web page from the observations e book, and it displays 123°F was once recorded at 9am at the morning of Monday 4th January 1909 – revealed right here for the primary time. This was once the very best temperature within the earlier 24 hours and corroborates what should now be recognised as the freshest day ever recorded in Australia of 51.7°C (125°F) levels at Bourke at the afternoon of Sunday third January 1909.

The Meteorological Observations E book for Bourke for January 1909 information 125°C for third January. taken on 26th June in 2014 on the Chester Hill archive via Jennifer Marohasy.

That the Bureau of Meteorology denies those list scorching days is a travesty. Is it as a result of those information contradict their trust in catastrophic human-caused international warming?

The temperature of 50.6°C (123°F) recorded again in 1909 which is greater than 100 years in the past, photographed via Mr Kelly these days on the Nationwide Archives in Chester Hill, is nearly identical to the present reputable most popular day ever for Australia of 50.7 levels Celsius at Oodnadatta on second January 1960. Those are if truth be told simplest the fourth and 3rd most popular days recorded in Australia, respectively.

No longer simplest has Mr Kelly MP tracked-down the meteorological observations e book for Brewarrina, however during the last week he has additionally exposed that 51.1°C (124°F) was once recorded at White Cliffs for Wednesday 11th January 1939. That is the second one most popular ever!

The proof, from the related web page of the White Cliff’s meteorological observations e book, is revealed right here for the primary time.

This from the White Cliffs Meteorological Commentary E book displays the second one most popular temperature ever recorded in Australia the usage of same old apparatus in a Stevenson display screen.

Till the efforts of Mr Kelly MP, this 2nd hottest-ever list was once hidden in undigitised archives.

It’s only throughout the endurance of Mr Kelly to understand the temperatures at the entire reputable climate stations within the neighborhood of Bourke that this and different scorching days had been came upon.

If we’re to be truthful to our historical past, then the list scorching day at Bourke of 51.7°C (125°F) should be re-instated, and extra the highly regarded 50.6°C (123°F) recorded for Brewarrina at the similar day should be entered into the reputable databases.

Additionally, the temperature of 51.1°C (124°F) recorded at White Cliffs on 12th January 1939 should be recognised as the second one most popular ever.

For those temperatures to be denied via the Bureau as a result of they befell up to now, ahead of catastrophic human-caused international warming is believed to have come into impact, is absurd.

At a time in international historical past when Australians are elevating issues concerning the Chinese language communist birthday party casting off books from Libraries in Hong Kong, we must be similarly eager about the Australian Bureau of Meteorology casting off temperature information from our historical past.

If international warming is certainly the best ethical factor of our time, then each Australian irrespective of their politics and their opinion on greenhouse gases and renewable energies, should be truthful to historical past and those truths.


* This temperature (125°F/51.7°C at the third January 1909) was once recorded at an reputable Bureau climate station and the usage of a mercury thermometer in a Stevenson display screen. Warmer temperatures had been recorded in 1896 however the mercury thermometers weren’t in Stevenson displays, which is regarded as the usual for housing recording apparatus.

The characteristic symbol displays Craig Kelly MP at The Australian Nationwide Archive, Chester Hill, simply these days analyzing the Brewarrina Meteorological Observations e book.

I’ve in the past blogged at the list scorching day at Bourke being deleted via the Bureau right here:

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