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SYDNEY Autumn Heatwaves Are Not Uncommon

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WITH the mercury topping 38C in Sydney over the weekend (hottest in 78 years), the usual climate ambulance chasers will be sharpening the lead and filling ink wells to inscribe “climate change” “global warming” on their “extreme weather” report cards, feeling morally-bound to fashionably link mankind’s activities to the follies of nature.

HOWEVER, heatwaves and fires in Sydney during autumn months are not uncommon, even when CO2 was at ‘safe’ levels…

(2018 atmospheric CO2 levels are currently at ~400 ppm)

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24 March 1899

1899 CO2 = 295 ppm

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HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY.

A heat wave reaced Sydney to-day, causing the thermometers to register 90.4deg. in the shade. This heat, though much less than was recently recorded in the southern capitals, was far more enervating, owing to the huge percentage of moisture in the atmosphere. Mr. Russell says that only a dozen times in the history of the colony has a higher March temperature been recorded in Sydney, and if the lateness of the month is taken into account, to-day’s heat will go very close to constituting a record. In the evening a cool change set in from the south.
24 Mar 1899 – HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY. – Trove
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1915 CO2 = 301 ppm
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HEAT WAVE CIRCLES SYDNEY.
Sydney, Monday
This month has so far proved the hottest March experienced in Sydney. To-day the thermometer mounted to 100.7 [38C] decrees in the city. In the Western suburbs higher readings were recorded. Parramatta registered 104 [40C] degrees. It was very dry and hot with nil exceptionally low percentage of humidity. Much dust was carried by the blustering westerly and north-westerly wind. The forecast for to-morrow is more hot weather with prospects of the cool change, which is so much desired. It is oppressively hot in the city to-night. Inland the weather is hot and dry. A temperature of 105 [40.5C] decrees was reported from Bourke, and 106 [41C] from Jerry’s Plain.
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16 March 1915

1915 CO2 = 301 ppm

 

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HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY
Sydney, March 8.
This month has so far proved the hottest March experienced in Sydney. To-day was a decided scorcher. The thermometer went to 100.7 degrees [38C] in the city, while in the western suburbs higher readings still were recorded. Parramatta had 104 degrees [40C]. It was a very dry heat, with an exceptionally low percentage of humidity. Much dust was carried by blistering westerly and north-westerly winds. A change had been promised for to-day, but the Weather Bureau officials say this change has unexpectedly been held up at about Moruya. For to-morrow the forecast is more hot winds with prospects of a cool change, which is so much desired in Sydney. It was oppressively hot in the city tonight. Inland too the weather is hot and dry. A temperature of 105 degrees [40.5] is reported from Bourke and 106 degrees [41C] from Jerry’s Plains.
Sydney. March 8.
To-day’s exceedingly hot weather was accompanied by a record number of fires in the surroundings of Sydney.
16 Mar 1915 – HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY – Trove

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11 March 1926

1926 CO2 = 306 ppm

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HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY.
Sydney, March 10.
At 1.30 p.m. to-day the thermometer registered 100 degrees [38C] in the shade in Sydney.

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31 March 1940

1940 CO2 = 311 ppm

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WORST ON RECORD
HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY
SYDNEY. March 31.
During March Sydney experienced the worst heat wave on record, not so much for the Intensity of the heat, but for the duration of the high readings. During the 10 days until yesterday the ‘maximum temperature in Sydney was over 80deg. The maximum on Saturday was 85deg. and to-day 87.2deg [30.5]. Water restrictions will be imposed next week unless rain falls. Sydney has had no substantial falls for 12 months.

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2 MARCH 1951

1951 CO2 = 311 ppm

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AUTUMN HERE BUT HEAT WAVE IN THE STATE
Sydney
Though Autumn is now officially here, the northern half of the State is experiencing a heat-waye. A bushfire is ravaging the Cobar area. The highest temperature in the State yesterday was at Wilcannia (111degrees) [44C], but several other towns were over the 100 [38C] including Cobar 110 [43], Bourke 109 [43], Hillston 105 [40.4], and Broken Hill 101 [38].
Thousands of Sydney people flocked to the beaches seeking relief from the muggy heat last night, but they were disappointed. They found that the water temperature
was one degree higher than that on the beach.
Police and volunteers : early this morning were fighting a bushfire which was racing over grasslands toward the far western town of Hermidale. . .

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