Nov 2, 2015

October blew away heat records for any month of any year: Bureau of Meteorology

Australia
by
Peter Hannam
,
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australia was almost 3 degrees warmer than usual for October, the biggest deviation from the norm on record. Photo: Leigh Henningham
Australia was almost 3 degrees warmer than usual for October, the biggest deviation from the norm on record. Photo: Leigh Henningham

The red-hot start to October barely let up, setting Australia up for its most abnormally warm month in records going back to 1910, the Bureau of Meteorology said...Maximum temperatures were 3.44 degrees above average for October, eclipsing the previous record deviation of 3.41 degrees set in September 2013...The unusual heat was even more notable for mean temperatures, which take the average of days and nights. Last month was 2.89 degrees warmer than the long-term average, beating the previous record mean anomaly of 2.75 degrees, also set in September 2013.