24 More Die In Record Heatwave – Melbourne 46°CPosted: February 10, 2014
Melbourne, January 1939
TWENTY more deaths from the terrific heat that is sweeping the South were reported from country towns in New South Wales yesterday, and there were two more in Victoria.
Bringing the toll for the Southern heat wave to 52. Two deaths in Thargomindah also have been attributed to the heat. In New South Wales alone 41 have died in the last three days. All temperature records in Melbourne went, by the board yesterday when a maximum of 114.1 deg. was registered — the highest ever experienced in the State.
CO2 at the time was 310 parts per million.
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