Australia's heat wave that just finished had meteorologists adding two new colors to the temperature charts, it was that hot

Heatwaves in Australia push meteorologists to add two new colors to the temperature charts.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Jan 8 2013 6:40 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

Trust me - I've been living through it, where I'm based it was hitting 47C which is 116F. The days surrounding that were low-to-mid 40s, too. It looks like the Bureau of Meteorology have had to introduce two new colors into their temperature charts to represent the huge heat.

Australia's heat wave that just finished had meteorologists adding two new colors to the temperature charts, it was that hot | TweakTown.com

The two new colors are purple and pink, and have been added to various maps and visualizations to extend their range to 54C, with the previous maximum being 50C. Australia's all-time record was 50.7C which was set in my home state of South Australia at the Oodnadatta Airport back in 1960.

The first week of 2013 has set records across the country, as well as setting a new national average maximum of 40.33C.

NEWS SOURCE:thenextweb.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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