It was 47.5 on Christmas Eve 1891. …

Comment on Alice has hottest day on record by Marc Hendrickx.

It was 47.5 on Christmas Eve 1891.

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Alice has hottest day on record
The airport and OTS are two different locations spaced about 14.5 kms apart so its no surprise the temps are different.
The record in Alice Springs proper remains 47.5C at the OTS set on Christmas eve 1891. This was well before any urban heat effect would impact. It was measured with a standard thermometer in a Stevenson Screen – well ahead of the time.
The airport, well on the other side of the range, and well out of town measured 45.6°C. They are completely different sites. It is not correct to say Alice Springs has a new record based on the airport temp. The airport is 12kms from the town centre.

Alice has hottest day on record
The 1891 record still stands as the highest “recorded” in the Alice. As there was no comparison to the airport site we will never know which was hotter.
“But as the two stations never operated simultaneously to allow comparisons, we can only speculate whether today’s airport record would have beaten that of the Telegraph Station in a fair fight.”

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