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    Record Temperatures: September Scorcher
    Thursday, 25 September 2003

    Most weather stations across the Hunter recorded either there highest maximum or minimum temperatures ever for September in the last 3 days. Fresh to strong west north-west winds were responsible for a heatwave that started on Monday (22/9). The heat was very unseasonable and the heatwave experienced is more common in late October early November. The daytime temperatures were mostly in the mid 30's across the Hunter on Monday and Tuesday. Overnight and morning temperatures were also very warm to hot with Tocal recording 28.7C at 6am on Tuesday morning (23/9), making it the highest 6am temperature ever record in New South Wales for September. Because the relative humidity was low and the winds were fresh to strong, the fire danger was extreme for most of the period.

     

    New records set for daily max and daily high min temperatures for selected stations in the Hunter

    Station

    Daily max temperatures for September Daily high min temperatures for September
    Max Previous High Min Previous
    Gosford AWS         17.3 23 Sep 2003 16.0 15 Sep 1975
    Tocal 36.2 23 Sep 2003 35.3 30 Sep 1980 21.3 23 Sep 2003 19.2 9 Sep 1980
    Jerrys Plains         19.2 23 Sep 2003 17.8 9 Sep 1980
    Scone AP*         24.3 23 Sep 2003 20.5 27 Sep 1965
    Murrurundi         22.0 23 Sep 2003 18.0 11 Sep 1989

    * The records for Scone AP were compared with the records for Scone SCS

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