107 IN THE SHADE. 29 Dec 1909. the thermometer at the Observatory registered 103.2 in the shade. = 39.5 Celsius.
107 IN THE SHADE. (1909, December 29). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), p. 9. Retrieved December 29, 2021, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15088364#
To-day Melbourne experienced another of those scorching days for which it is getting
famous. At 5 a.m. it was 70 degrees, and each hour it got hotter, until at half-past 1 the thermometer at the Observatory registered 103.2 in the shade.
In the centre of the city the shade reading was 107.3. At two o’clock a cool change came, and at 9 p.m. the temperature had fallen to 64 degrees.