THE WEATHER. HOTTEST DAY THIS SEASON. 10 Oct.1899. 95 deg F = 35 Celsius
THE WEATHER. (1899, October 10). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931), p. 6. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113689573/12083851#
The weather in Sydney on Sunday was fine, clear, and warm, with a refreshing north-east wind blowing; but yesterday the conditions were decidedly unpleasant, a hot westerly wind and dust prevailing.
The Government Astronomer accounts for the heat in the following manner: — He says that very warm weather is being experienced in the north-west of the continent, and the wind coming across the heated sand plains is intensified, consequently in these parts we receive the full benefit of the hot blasts.
The maximum shade temperature recorded at the Observatory was 90deg in the shade, and the minimum shade reading was 72deg.
Mr. Russell says it was the hottest day experienced so far this season. Previous to this the highest record was 82.5deg in the shade, which was recorded on September 16.
The metropolis is not the only part of the colony which is experiencing frequent heat,as several stations inland reported the maximum shade reading in the nineties.
Messrs. Goldsbrough, Mort, and Company have received the following station reports: — Geanmoney (Coonamble), October 5: 131 points of rain in two days. Taglands (Gilgandra), October 5: One inch of rain.
Cullengelli (Colli), October 5:
The weather has set in very hot; 95deg in the shade to-day.
According to the 9 a.m. weather reports strong N.W. winds prevailed yesterday over the southern districts and along the south coast, reaching to gales at Bateman’s Bay, Bega, and Nimitybelle.
Showery conditions were being experienced at the latter station, while “like rain” was advised from Albury and Kiandra. A light rainfall, the result of thunderstorms, has occurred at scattered places, consequently there are no important rain records for the 48 hours ended 9 a.m.. There was little change in the conditions at 3 p.m., the weather being still very oppressive, with westerly and north-west winds prevailing.