The Australia Bureau of Meteorology says Perth’s record-smashing summer was “madness” – how about summer where you were?

Here is a map of the maximum temperature anomalies for summer.

WA’s ‘mad’ summer is proof of climate change: BoM expert – PerthNow
The national average was under +0.5°C. I think the Perth BoM needs a Bex a cuppa tea and a good lie down.
below you can see each day of the Perth summer set out in the 3 months from Australian Weather News.Pale Blue is the background colour for minimums which presumably signifies a range around average with Yellow highlighting warm nights and a brighter Turquoise for cooler nights. Pale Pink is background for max which also seems to signify a range either side of average – Turquoise is cool, Yellow is warm – Buff is hotter. The top row is minimum or night temperature – second line is day or maximum. So just running your eye along you get the impression of the extent of cool spells, warm spells and periods near average.
December 2013

January 2014

February 2014

Now tell me what looks mad?

3 thoughts on “The Australia Bureau of Meteorology says Perth’s record-smashing summer was “madness” – how about summer where you were?”

  1. Warwick, the average Feb min temperature for Perth Metro is 18.3C. You show several days above that temperature in blue.

    Didn’t check the other months or maximums.

  2. Checking Perth RO, the summer average temp for 1977/78 seems to be at least the same as this year when compared to this summer’s Perth AP/Mount Lawley figures. 2012/13 summer also appears to be hotter than this one.
    1977/78 2013/14 2012/13
    Dec 30.7 30.5 31.2
    Jan 33.3 32.2 31.7
    Feb 31.9 33.2 34.1

    So I am not sure what they are on about. My figures are from the following sources.

    www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201401/html/IDCJDW6111.201401.shtml

    www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_nccObsCode=36&p_display_type=dataFile&p_startYear=&p_c=&p_stn_num=009034

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