South Australia sizzles through hot weather

South Australia sizzled through some of its hottest weather on record last Friday, with most locations in the state recording a maximum above 45C.

Wudinna Airport led the way with SA’s hottest temperature of 48.2C at 3.13pm. This was a new record for Wudinna – 0.1C warmer the previous best which was set on January 13, 2001.

Port Augusta, Tarcoola, Moomba Airport and Whyalla also saw temperatures of 47C and above, with all four also less than a degree from setting a new record maximum.

Minnipa Airport also set a new record by 0.1C with a maximum of 46.9. There was no respite at night either with the minimum temperature a sweltering 27C.

Adelaide’s maximum of 45 was the hottest since Jan 28, 2009, and just under a degree cooler than its record of 46.1 on January 12, 1939, also known as ‘Black Friday’.

However, the hot weather doesn’t quite match up to South Australia’s all-time record maximum temperature, which is also the Australian record, of  50.7 at Oodnadatta Airport on January 2, 1968.

The weather is expected to heat up again this week with Adelaide forecast for maximums above 35 from Sunday to Thursday.

For latest weather forecast in your region check out the Bureau of Meteorology’s SA forecast map here: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/map.shtml

To see all of today’s minimums and maximums in South Australia go here: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/observations/saall.shtml

Hottest temperatures for South Australia: January 4, 2013

 ·  Wudinna Airport – 48.2

 ·  Port Augusta – 47.6

 ·  Tarcoola – 47.4

 ·  Moomba Airport – 47.1

 ·  Whyalla – 47

 ·  Minnipa – 46.9

 ·  Roxby Downs – 46.4

 ·  Woomera – 46.1

 ·  Cleve Airport – 46.1

 ·  Kadina – 46.1

 ·  Roseworthy – 46

 ·  Renmark Airport – 46

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