January 1896 Heatwave In Australia

The condition of Brewarrina is hardly better than that of Bourke. Yesterday’s record was 117. On Wednesday night many of the residents walked the streets for hours, the thermometer at midnight registered 109, and the minimum reading was 103. Sickness is alarmingly prevalent. Bingara was yesterday visited by a terrific thunderstorm. Typhoid is prevalent in this district. Burraga yesterday registered 100 ; Cobar, 119, with two deaths registered. Goulburn, 104, with five deaths ; Grafton, 100 ; Gundagai, 108 ; Harden, 103; Moree, 109 ; Tamworth, 101. Wagga, 110 ; West Wyalong, 114 ; Young, 108.

23 Jan 1896 – THE HEAT WAVE. – Trove

via The Deplorable Climate Science Blog

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March 1, 2019 at 07:41AM

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