By JR on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Western Australia’s north hits 47C to become one of the hottest places on Earth
Western Australia has always had records for high temperatures so this is not at all new. Needless to say, however, Warmists are hopping on the bandwagon with claims that global warming is partly behind it. And equally needless to say, they are talking through their anus. There has been no global warming for over 18 years and things that don't exist don't cause anything.
Furthermore, the phenomenon is not only not global but it is also not Australia-wide. Where I live in Queensland we have had an unusually mild summer. Throughout December and January we had only a few very hot days and that is still so in February.
I am quoting my own long experience of Brisbane summers in saying that. I have no interest in seeing what the lying BOM say. But I do have strong confirmation of what I say. I have in my back yard eight Crepe Myrtle trees that in their time have always blossomed in January -- but it is now well into February and they are still not out. Their inbuilt thermometers too say it is not yet a real summer
WESTERN Australia may well be the hottest place on earth right now, and we don’t mean when it comes to being on-trend.
An isolated air strip in the state’s north west suffered through temperatures surpassing 45C yesterday which could be more than anywhere else on the planet.
By 8am this morning temperatures had already nudged 30C at Garden Island, south of Perth, and highs of 42C are expected in the city this afternoon. Further north, Gascoyne Junction, in the state’s north could reach a whopping 47C.
There is little relief in sight with the Western Australian capital set to swelter through four consecutive 40C days for the first time in 83 years. If Perth passes 40C each day to Wednesday it will equal a record set in 1933.
While temperatures may dip slightly heading towards the weekend, meteorologists say it’s likely to be a temporary reprieve with the sticky weather hanging around into next week
Meanwhile, the hot weather has brought out the Western Australian sense of humour with a slew of social media posts about the heatwave including one showing someone frying an egg with the aid of the scorching temperatures.
Shark Bay Airport, situated south of Carnarvon in the Gascoyne region in the state’s north, hit 47C yesterday. According to some reports that was enough to make it the hottest place on earth.
Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster, Paul Vivars, said it wasn’t surprising Western Australia was pushing the mercury higher than anywhere else.
“We’re in summer in the southern hemisphere and while I’m not sure what the temperature is in central Argentina, it’s very possible WA is hotter,” he said.
Nevertheless, Perth was easily the hottest city on earth on Monday, with a high of almost 43C in the city’s eastern suburbs, and no other region on the planet had such widespread scorching temperatures as WA.
Mr Vivers said a slow moving high pressure system parked near the coast was in no rush to move on. “It’s been a steady pattern and conditions around Perth haven’t really changed much.,” he said.
“It’s going to stay pretty warm until Friday. Saturday or Sunday night might see five or six degree drop on the coast but after Sunday another trough could bring more hot weather in the mid to high 30s.”
The extreme heat has sparked fire and public health warnings for much of the state, with a total fire ban for most of the south of the state.
All fires in the open air, hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering or gas cutting without a permit and any other activity that may lead to a fire are prohibited.
Firefighters are already battling one large bushfire in the shire of Harvey, which has burnt out 400ha, with authorities battling extreme fire conditions as they fight to bring it under control.
Western Power is expecting near record power demand, with overnight temperatures set to drop no lower than 25C for the next two nights.
If you thought the scorching weather was just a fluke, think again, with a climate scientist today saying we should expect more of the same. Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, from the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of NSW, said there had been an increase in heatwaves in the past five years particularly in southern parts of Australia.
“Rare heatwaves that we might only have seen every 20 years we could now see every two years which may not have happened if climate change hadn’t occurred,” Dr Perkins-Kirkpatrick said.