Onslow, Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C


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The "EU's satellite system confirmed that the past seven years have been the hottest on record."

Onslow is a coastal location so such a high temperature must be very unusual and probably also indicates that the water temperature is high, ~ 32 C which makes it as hot as the Persian Gulf which is claimed to be the highest sea temperature globally.


Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7C
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Onslow recorded 50.7C on Thursday, matching a record set in South Australia in 1962
Australia has equalled its hottest day on record after a remote coastal town reported temperatures of 50.7C (123.26F).

The temperature in Onslow, Western Australia, on Thursday matched a record set in 1962 in South Australia.

Onslow and the surrounding areas could see records broken again with temperatures set to rise slightly on Friday.

It comes after Western Australia reported large bushfires last month.

One fire near Margaret River scorched through more than 6,000 hectares of land, forcing evacuations.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed on Thursday that Onslow equalled the record at 14:26 local time (22:26 GMT).

According to local media, the average temperature in Onslow at this time of year is 36.5C.

Two other towns, Mardie and Roebourne, reported temperatures of more than 50C on Thursday.

Luke Huntington, of the Bureau of Meteorology, said that a build-up of hot air in the region had been caused by a lack of thunderstorms.

He said people take "extra care to stay indoors with air conditioning, or if they have to be outdoors, to stay in the shade and keep up with fluids".

One Roeburn resident, Mark Barratt, told ABC News that temperatures have got so high the air conditioning in their office had stopped working.

"Things are starting to feel the stress, that's for sure," he said.

BBC weather forecaster Chris Fawkes said that temperatures are set to rise slightly on Friday but will cool down in the following days.

The record-breaking heat comes just days after a report from the EU's satellite system confirmed that the past seven years have been the hottest on record. ...
Hottest sea temperatures Top places with the warmest sea water in Australia today. In addition of the water temperature, also shown air temperature, weather conditions and the wave heights on the coast WaterWeatherWave
Broome 32.1°C30°C1.21 m
Cable Beach 31.9°C30°C1.12 m
Karratha 31.8°C41°C0.37 m
Dampier 31.7°C41°C0.43 m
Port Hedland 31.6°C37°C0.49 m
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Death Valley <California> is famous as the hottest place on earth and driest place in North America. The world record highest air temperature of 134°F (57°C) was recorded at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. Summer temperatures often top 120°F (49°C) in the shade with overnight lows dipping into the 90s°F (mid-30s°C.)
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The past seven years have been the hottest 7 years.Even La Nina year 2021 was in the hottest 7 years. THAT is the fact that matters.