Dec 16, 2015

‘Unusual heatwave’ to rip through Aussie capitals

Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
by
Anthony Colangelo
,
The New Daily
A lot of Australia will be heading to the beach as the mercury soars. Photo: Getty
A lot of Australia will be heading to the beach as the mercury soars. Photo: Getty

The South Australian capital will suffer through a heatwave until Sunday after already enduring several days of heat this week. Senior climatologist Darren Ray said a six-day run of such temperatures had only been recorded three times during November and December since European settlement. Mr Ray said such temperatures were not normally seen until the “height of summer, late January and early February”. “It’s certainly an extreme burst of heat and that run of six days of 35C or more has only happened three times in Adelaide’s entire temperature record for November and December,” he said. “There was a really hot run during November in 2009 and the other two were in 1931 and 1898. “It’s pretty unusual.”