Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Birdsville's coolest day since Boxing Day

Brett Dutschke, Wednesday January 16, 2013 - 17:59 EDT

A recent cooler change has given Birdsville its coolest day since Boxing Day, but it still reached 40.4 degrees today, slightly above average.

The last time it failed to hit 40 degrees was on Boxing Day when it reached 39.8 degrees, its coolest day of the past four weeks.

With today being the 21st consecutive day of 40 degrees or hotter it is only three days short of equalling the previous record of 24 days, set in 2006.

The pub will need to keep stocked up on refreshments for a while longer with the record in danger of being smashed.

The small outback town is a good chance to reach the low-to-mid 40s each day for the next week. The day with the most doubt is tomorrow, it looks only marginally hotter than today.

Birdsville recently scored its hottest fortnight in 56 years of records, averaging a maximum of 45.4 degrees from December 31st to January 13th.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Sydney shivers through chilliest mornings in five years

07:03 EST

Getting out of bed would have been difficult for many Sydneysiders over the past five mornings as the Harbour City shivered through its coldest stretch since 2010.

How to escape from a flooded car: Safety driving expert shares his three tips

07:02 EST

Queensland has had more than its share of severe flood events in recent years, yet despite authorities' repeated warnings, drivers have continued to cross flooded roadways.

Labor, Greens slam Agriculture White Paper for lack of strategic vision or climate change consideration

18:08 EST

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government "wants to back people who are prepared to back themselves", and that a newly released vision for Australian agriculture will do just that.