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Mornington Island Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|January 2017 Average||-||-|
|Jan 1973-2013 Average||25.5||32.1|
|Jan 1973-2013 Highest||30.5||1st 1991||38.3||22nd 1994|
|Jan 1973-2013 Lowest||19.5||3rd 1995||24.1||29th 1993|
|January 2017 Total||-||0 day(s)|
|Jan 1915-2013 Average Total||336.7||15.2 day(s)|
|Jan 1915-2013 Wettest Total||964.4||2003|
|Jan 1915-2013 Wettest 24hr Total||377.2||18th 1919|
|Jan 1915-2013 Driest Total||42.1||1949|
|Jan-Jan 2017 Total||-||0 day(s)|
|Jan-Jan 1915-2013 Average Total||336.7||15.2 day(s)|
Gulf Country, Queensland
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.
Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.