OCTOBER HEAT Soaring Temperatures 23 Oct 1914. The hottest day ever experienced for the same month having registered 100.5. 40.8 Celcius in 1855

OCTOBER HEAT (1914, October 23). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 – 1922), p. 1 (4 O’CLOCK WAR EDITION.). Retrieved October 19, 2021, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/210303893?searchTerm=october%20heat&searchLimits=#

The conditions prevailing in Adelaide are exceptionally hot for October, although up to Friday at noon, when the temperature was 97.1, a new record had not been established, the hottest day ever experienced for the same month having registered 100.5.
That was 55 years ago.
The Weather Office report states:—”High-pressure conditions still exist this morning over the whole of eastern Australia, the centre of the system lying off the New South Wales coast.
Hot northerly winds prevail throughout this State, the temperature at 8.30 a.m. exceeding 80 deg. at a good many stations. The temperature at Adelaide at that time was 85 deg.. and by noon it had risen to 97.1 deg.