February 1889 : Another Exceptionally Severe Heat WavePosted: February 10, 2014
The heat inland on Saturday and Sunday was very trying, the followed high temperatures were recorded :—Charlton, 110 in the shade; Pyramid Bill, 116; Casterton. 109; Merino, 106 ; Hamilton,110; Macarthur, 101; and Boort, 111. In coastal places the heat was tempered by a cooling breeze. The great heat inland caused bosh fires to break oat in a number of places, and a good deal of damage was done.
CO2 at the time was 280 parts per million.
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