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Kyabram swelts in summer heat

Kyabram looks likely to record one of its hottest ever Januarys.

January 30, 2013 4:14am


January 2013 looks like being one of the hottest first months of the year ever recorded in Kyabram.

Bureau of Meteorology records up toSunday January 27 showed maximum temperatures of more than 40°C on four days this month. The average number of January days peaking at 40°C, according to bureau records dating back to 1964, is 1.1.

There have also been 13 days above 35°C which is more than double the January average of 5.3 days.

The figure of 14.7 for the average number of January days with highs of at least 30°C will also be far exceeded with 20 days already recorded the 30 mark.

This month’s highest temperature of 41.9°C, recorded on January 5, was within three degrees of Kyabram’s record January high of 44.7°C recorded on January 24, 1982.

The average maximum daily January temperature for the town is 30.1°C and at present January 2013 is averaging 33.6°C.

The only rainfall recorded so far this month was 3.4mm on Monday, January 14 and with the current forecast only predicting a possible shower on Thursday it also looks likely to be one of the driest January’s experienced in Kyabram.

The average January rainfall recorded since 1964 is 33.9mm and the lowest seen in the last 30 years is 1.8mm in January 1986.

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