Temperature forecast in Northern Territory, Australia for 23:00 AEDT on 12 December 2018. Graphic: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

11 December 2018 (NT News) – Did your air con just not cut it in Darwin last night?

Well, no surprises there because the Top End capital has just sweltered through its hottest ever night on record.

In a message on social media this morning the Bureau of Meteorology (Northern Territory) posted: “This will not be a false alarm. Since 9am Tues morning, the temperature at Darwin Airport has not dropped below 30C, breaking the previous record of 29.7C”.

The previous overnight minimum record of 29.7C was recorded on Tuesday morning so it’s been a sweltering two nights in a row for Darwin residents.

A Bureau spokesman said they were not expecting much in the way of rain over Darwin for the next few days so, unfortunately, not much relief from the skies on the horizon.

Darwin swelters through hottest night ever recorded


  1. opit said...

    I couldn't resist the title.

    Climate Records : Inconvenient Truth


    Truth News Radio Australia shared a post.

    Bill Leighton
    January 9, 2016 · Manly, NSW, Australia

    The hottest day on record?
    Not 2010, BUT 1828 at a blistering 53.9 °C
    Back before man-made climate change was frying Australia, when CO2 was around 300ppm, the continent savoured an ideal pre-industrial climate…….. RIGHT?
    This is the kind of climate we are spending $10bn per annum to get back to….. Right again?
    We are told today’s climate has more records and more extremes than times gone by, but the few records we have from the early 1800’s are eye-popping.  

  2. Jim said...

    Hi opit, thanks for dropping in. Note that this story is about record nighttime temperatures. A trend in nighttime temperatures that increases more rapidly than daytime temps is one of the strongest predictions of climate science, and it's being borne out by the data, e.g., Summer Nights Are Getting Hotter. Here's Why That’s a Health and Wildfire Risk and Nights Are Getting Warmer Across the U.S..  


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