BoM beats up warm days in Hobart but November 1843 was hotter

BoM/ABC team hyperventilates Heatwave health alert issued for southern Tasmania as 130yo record set to fall while ignoring Hobart Botanical Gardens 94030 had a monthly mean 22.7 in 1843 compared to 22.4 for Hobart (Ellerslie Road) 94029 Nov 2017. I wonder how many people were harmed by those warm days this month?

7 thoughts on “BoM beats up warm days in Hobart but November 1843 was hotter”

  1. BOM via TV stations claimed that rainfall on the Sunshine Coast for October and November combined (500mm rounded) has been an all time record. However, this is at the Maroochydore Airport which has only had complete data since 1996. Rainfall in surrounding areas such as Nambour and Tewantin had in 1972 around 200mm more and that 1969 may also have had more.
    It looks like we are now in a la Nina. The 90 day SOI has been rising and now is close to +10. It has been raining today (recorded 9.00AM tomorrow) and the forecast is for more rain across SE Qld. with extensive flooding.

  2. I have lost count of times I have checked rainfall claims from the media and found them to be wrong with simple checks. Usually around drought or floods. You might expect the BoM to be on top of their own data. Here is Buderim Post Office 40031 and several Oct + Nov exceed 500mm. 1972 looks like the star @ 702.3mm. But 1933, 1949, 1959, 1969 all topped 500.
    www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_nccObsCode=139&p_display_type=dataFile&p_startYear=&p_c=&p_stn_num=040031
    BoM is going full monty with their v wet forecast SE Aust next few days. In west Vic now.
    Victoria weather: Why south-east Australia is expecting a tropical deluge
    www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-01/why-south-east-australia-is-expecting-a-tropical-deluge/9210656

  3. While Hobart has been having a warm time, some inland towns on the NSW North Coast have experienced a ‘cooling spring’ for the first time in recorded history.
    Max mean temps for each month during Spring have become cooler ( i.e. Nov was cooler than Oct and Oct was cooler than Sep).
    Bet we don’t hear that on the news (or your 1843 evidence).

  4. Its true wazz, but what BoM aren’t saying is that the subtropical ridge has lost its intensity and global cooling has begun.

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