VICTORIAN RECORD BROKEN. MILDURA, 123 DEGREES. 06 Jan 1906. 123deg F = 50.5 Celsius

THE HOT WEATHER. (1906, January 6). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 15. Retrieved January 11, 2021, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10016832?searchTerm=victorian%20record%20broken%20mildura%20123%20degrees&searchLimits=#

THE HOT WEATHER.
VICTORIAN RECORD BROKEN. MILDURA, 123 DEGREES.
Yesterday was the continuation of a period of fierce heat, of which Mr. Baracchi will not yet prophesy the end.
People in Melbourne had to suffer a temperature which under the city verandahs exceeded
100deg., and in the shade at the Observatory reached 97.1deg. during portion of the after-
noon. Inland, all over the north and north- west, the temperatures ran over 100deg. and 110de., and in the north-west they reached their maximum, ranging from 110deg. upwards. In the prohibition settlement of
Mildura, a new record for Victoria—123deg. —was established. The sun temperatures were also very high. For over half an hour a sun temperature of 160.5deg. was maintained at the Observatory.
Some of the highest country readings are given below. It will be seen that the North- western district had the worst of if—Mildura, 123deg.; Swan Hill, 118deg.; Donald, 117deg.; Beulah, 116deg.; Pyramid Hill and Hopetoun, 115deg.; and Charlton, 114deg., being (at the time of writing) the highest records received from any part of the state.
The blaze of heat has constituted a new “record,” though it has not taken away from any town the pride of being the hottest place in Victoria. “Mildura, 123 deg., on January 5, 1906,” is now the highest shade reading that an official Victorian thermometer has ever registered. Previously the record was “Mildura 121½ deg., on January 30, 1904.” The record of 123 deg., at Mildura
was notified to the Observatory “The Argus” correspondent notified 122½ deg. Officers at the Observatory rely on the records reported to them. The thermometers are supplied from the Observatory, and are re- liable instruments, and the screens and other devices by means of which the “shade” is produced are the same as those in use at the Observatory itself.
The outlook for to-day is worse that the memory of yesterday.
Yesterday was hot; to-day will probably be hotter. Yesterday was calm; for to-day Mr. Baracchi promises winds “light and variable at first; northerly to-morrow and freshening.” The northerly
winds will be hot ones. The forecast in South Australia — which yesterday had a shade reading of 113deg., as against 112 deg. the day before—is that the weather will be “very hot, with northerly winds, followed by a gradual cool change, reaching Adelaide on Saturday evening.” This welcome change will be brought about by a monsoonal trough now lying to the westward. Melbourne, however, need not hope to feel the change until some time after Adelaide, and
cannot be certain of receiving it even on Sunday.
Till then Melbourne may gasp in the “freshening wind” from the north. Readings received yesterday from country districts are:—
Degrees. Degrees.
Avoca .. .. .. 106 Hopetoun .. .. .. 115
Beechworth .. .. 97 Horsham .. .. .. 110
Benalla .. .. .. 104 Korumburra .. .. .. 98
Beulah .. .. .. 116 Kilmore .. .. .. 102
Boort .. .. .. 112 Korongvale .. .. .. 114
Bacchus Marsh .. 104 Kyneton .. .. 102
Ballarat .. .. 100.6 Lake Charm .. .. 112½
Bendigo .. .. .. 109 Maldon .. .. .. 108
Castlemaine .. .. 105 Minyip .. .. 110
Carisbrook .. .. 112 Mitiamo .. .. 108
Casterton .. .. .. 105 Maryborough .. .. 110
Charlton .. .. .. 114 Murchison .. .. 106
Chiltern .. .. .. 108 Navarre .. .. .. 108
Clunes .. .. .. 108 Pyramid Hill .. .. 115
Cobden .. .. .. 104 Raywood .. .. .. 108
Colac .. .. .. 100 Rochester .. .. .. 106
Creswick .. .. 102 Serviceton .. .. 111
Donald .. .. .. 117 St. Arnaud .. .. 100
Emerald .. .. 100 St. James .. .. .. 104
Echuca .. .. .. 100 Swan Hill .. .. .. 118
Glenrowan .. .. 103 Wangaratta .. .. 103
Goornong .. .. 109 Wychepf’r (Thurs.) 110
Gordon .. .. .. 100 Wycheproof (Fri.) 113
Hastings .. .. .. 98 Yarrawonga .. .. 108
Heathcote .. .. 104 Yea .. .. .. 103