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Hot Weather 1889 #TroveTuesday

December 7, 2020

From: The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, Saturday 28 December 1889, Page 4

Yesterday was the hottest of the season, the the thermometer at the observatory at half past 1p.m., standing at 99°. This is 2 degrees higher than on December 6, which will be remembered as a most oppressive day. Yesterday there was a sudden change about half past 1 p.m; a southerly wind set in and there was a little. rain, while the thermometer fell rapidly, the reading at 8 o’clock last night being 89 degrees. It can be imagined that the change was most welcome to everybody. On Christmas Day, the thermometer registered 80 deg., and on Boxing Bay, 85 deg. The heat in tho country has been very great. At Bourke and Euston it was 113 deg. in the shade and at Mungindi ll2 deg. Of 73 stations which sent reports to the Government Astronomer of Thursday’s weather, 20 showed the heat to be over lO0 deg. and 25 others over 90 deg. Besides those places mentioned, the following each reported lOO deg. and over: Albury, 102 deg; Condobolin, 101; Cowra, 103; Deniliquin, 110; Dubbo, 100; Forbes, 100 ; Grafton, 102; Gunnedah, 103; Hay, 106; Maitland, 100; Morangarell, 102; Mount Hope, 110; Narrabri, 101; Quirindi, 100; Singleton, 101; Wagga, 108; Walgett, 104; Wentworth, l06; Young, 100; Wilcania, 107; Scone, 102; Brewarrina, 11 ; Coonamble 103.
(By Telegraph.)
Goulburn, Friday.—The weather for several days past has been intensely hot, ranging up to nearly lOO deg. in the shade.
Kiama, Friday,
Today has been the hottest experienced this summer, the thermometer registering lO8 deg. in the shade. A strong southerly wind sprang up this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Windsor, Friday. The heat here has been very great these last three days. At 3 p.m. yesterday it was 106 in the shade and this morning at 11.30, 90, which increased until 3p.m., when the thermometer registered 100 in the shade. Since then it has been stormy and a cool breeze is blowing from the northward.
Wollongong, Friday.
Today has been tbe hottest yet experienced this summer. A hot westerly wind blew until 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when a southerly bluster came up enveloping the town in clouds of dust and causing a complete change of temperature. At 2 p.m. the thermometer registered 103 in the shade. Tonight the sky is overcast and there are indications of rain.

HOT WEATHER. (1889, December 28). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), p. 4. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from

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