Australia Mean Temperature Deciles (ACORN-SAT), 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2013. Distribution on Gridded Data Product of the National Climate Centre. Graphic: Climate Council

10 November 2013 (Climate Council) – Between November 2012 and October 2013, the overall average temperature across Australia was 0.22°C higher than for any 12-month period prior  to 2013.

The latest report from the Bureau of Meteorology highlights the large number of temperature records that have fallen across Australia in the last year, including (BoM, 2013a):

  • Australia’s warmest summer on record (December 2012 to February 2013).
  • Australia’s warmest January and September on record.
  • Australia’s warmest 12-month period on record (now broken three times, for the periods ending August, September, and October).
  • 15 months in a row of above average temperatures.

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