Feeling hot hot hot in spring

Monday, November 6, 2017 3:06 pm

The wind and rain appears to be behind us, and the warm weather is here to stay. For all the stats on November weather, our old friend JR The Weather Ferret has scoured the numbers and given us the lowdown. 

Spring weather

The weather has settled down to the usual warm to hot and sunny days we expect for spring. Having said that, Tuesday and Wednesday this week do bring the slightest chance of a shower or storm, although only 2mm at most. Yesterday was our warmest day since April 3. The mercury peaked at 31.4°C, just short of April’s 31.8°C.

Warm start to November

It’s only a week in, but we’ve already experienced the warmest start to November for 32 years. The mean max temperature for November to date is 29.4°C, while the average max temperature for November is usually 26.6°C. The warmest November on record was in 2010, when the average was 29.6°C. In contrast, the coldest November was in 1971, when the average was only 21°C. That was actually colder than the June average of this year, which was 21.4°C.

No November Rain

There’s been no rain recorded yet this month. The average rainfall for November is 22.3mm. In 1891 Perth recorded a round total of 0.0mm. The wettest November on record was in 1984 with 73.2mm. In 1956, Perth eclipsed it’s rainfall expectations for the month in just one day, when we recieved 39.1mm on November 29.

Hot heat

Last Friday Marble Bar was the hottest place on earth with a maximum temperature of 43.5°C. Marble Bar hold the record for the longest heatwave on record, with 160 days consecutive days of temperatures over 37.8°C. It occurred between October 31 1923 and April 7 1924. In 1973, WA recorded its hottest November day, a scorching 48°C at Goldsworthy in the Pilbara. That still pales in comparison to the hottest day ever on earth, a sweltering 56.7°C recorded at Furnace Creek Ranch in death Valley California in 1913.

 

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