South Australia’s run of late season heat has broken another record in Adelaide.
The state’s capital city just experienced five consecutive days above 30 degrees between last Thursday and Monday this week, which is a new record for Adelaide this late in the season.
Prior to this, the latest five day spell of 30 degree days ended on the April 21st, which has happened twice, in 1902 and 1919.
Earlier in the month, Adelaide set a new maximum temperature record for its West Terrace site by reaching 36.3 degrees on Monday 9th and then matched this new record two days later.
This month has also seen new statewide April records for individual site and area-averaged maximum temperatures.
Nullarbor’s 42.2 degrees on Monday 9th was a new high for the state during April, beating Oodnadatta’s 42.1 degrees from 2005.
South Australia’s area-averaged temperature of 38.33 degrees on Monday 9th was also a new April record for the state as a whole.
– By Ben Domensino, Weatherzone.com.au