South Australia Just Had Its Driest Year On Record

Jan 9, 2020

SHARE

South Australia recorded its driest ever year in 2019 as the country as a whole recorded its warmest and driest year.

SEE ALSO: LATEST ON THE BUSHFIRES BURNING IN SA ON SEVERE FIRE DANGER DAY

The official findings have been published in the Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Statement.

Here is the SA state summary:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

- Driest and second-warmest year on record for South Australia as a whole.

- South Australia's mean temperature was 1.45 °C above average.

- Adelaide had its hottest day on record on 24 January, and every month apart from August had a mean maximum temperature above average.

- Rainfall in Adelaide was well below average, including a record dry January to April.

SHARE