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WMO Region 5 (Southwest Pacific): Highest Temperature

Record Value 50.7°C (123°F)
Date of Record 2/1/1960
Length of Record 59 years
Instrumentation Maximum/Minimum Thermometer in Standard Stevenson Screen
Geospatial Location Oodnadatta, Australia [27°32'S, 135°26'E, elevation: 112m (367ft)]

References

U.S. Environmental Science Services Administration, 1967: Temperature Extremes, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (US)

Discussion

Although Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia recorded a temperature of 53.3°C (128°F) on 16/1/1889, it was made using a nonstandard temperature screen. Consequently, the Oodnadatta recording is the high temperature extreme.

WMO Region 5

WMO Region 5 (Southwest Pacific)

Oodnadatta, Australia

Closeup Satellite Image of modern Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia

Oodnadatta, Australia

Regional Satellite Image of modern Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia