January was Australia’s hottest month on record, the Bureau of Meteorology has said.
The mean temperature last month, averaged across the country, exceeded 30C for the first time for any month.
A senior climatologist at the bureau, Andrew Watkins, said January’s heat was unprecedented. “We saw heatwave conditions affect large parts of the country through most of the month, with records broken for both duration and also individual daily extremes,” he said on Thursday. [Continue reading…]