Friday, February 08, 2019, 19:00 CET
Heat Wave / Flooding
December 2018 to February 2019
Land surface temperature anomaly for 14-28 Jan 2019, reference period: 2000-2012
Source: Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
In Australia, a pronounced heat wave began in December 2018 and continued into January 2019. The spatial average daily maximum temperature
on 27 December was the highest for the month December. The average daily maximum temperature
of 15 January was even the second highest of all times. New records of the daily maximum temperature were set at countless stations.
Overall, December 2018 was the warmest December ever in Australia, just as January 2019 was the warmest January ever.
Development of the persistent heat wave