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June
01
2016

Australia had warmest autumn on record, BoM says

 

Source: ABC News, 1 June 2016


Australia has recorded its warmest autumn on record, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Autumn records were set in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and the NT. Temperatures were nearly 2 degrees above average. Overall autumn rainfall was close to average, BoM says.


The average temperature for the past three months was 1.86 degrees above average, beating the previous warmest autumn in 2005. Autumn's hottest day was 47 degrees Celsius at Mardie in Western Australia on March 3. The coldest day was -2.5C at Thredbo in New South Wales on May 27.


About half the country experienced its warmest autumn ever, with records set in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory.


Minimum and maximum temperatures were also above average for most areas around the country.


On nearly every day in April, temperatures were above average in Sydney, Darwin, Canberra and Brisbane.


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