Australia’s hottest summer on record

Heat is a regular feature of the Australian summer but the summer of 2012–13 had much more than its fair share. The summer of 2012–13 will go down as Australia’s hottest on record, and January 2013 as the nation’s hottest month. Mean temperatures for the summer were 1.11 °C above normal, 0.13 °C above the previous record set in 1997–98.

Read more in the March 2013 issue of the Bureau of Meteorology enGauge newsletter

Above: Some places had average maximum temperatures in summer
2012–13 more than 3 °C above normal.

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