I wrote yesterday that this was the warmest of my ten stations. It was actually the coldest – but I had its temperature anomaly in mind. On six days last month, the average temperature was over 10°C above the Pre-Industrial baseline. It is also the station with the greatest fluctuations of temperature from one day to the next.
Here’s a graph of Sydney data (Kingsford Smith station) for comparison.
Last month was Australia’s hottest January for over a hundred years, “and there is no relief in sight for the months ahead”.