Adelaide Max daily temps

This is a simple list of maximum temperatures for Adelaide taken straight from the Trove scans of newspapers or similar alternative records then compared to the BOM records here as at the time of typing. To check the source click on the blue source data.

See the parent “Adelaide” page for a growing list of information that may explain some of these diferences.

Warning to comment posters. This page will be added to and grow.

Adelaide Nov 1931

DATE SourceF SourceC BOM DIFF
1 68.40 20.22 18.70 -1.52
2 70.00 21.11 19.60 -1.51
3 85.90 29.94 28.40 -1.54
4 92.90 33.83 32.60 -1.23
5 95.40 35.22 34.00 -1.22
6 92.80 33.78 34.10 0.32
7 78.40 25.78 25.70 -0.08
8 67.80 19.89 19.40 -0.49
9 69.60 20.89 19.50 -1.39
10 72.30 22.39 20.70 -1.69
11 87.30 30.72 29.90 -0.82
12 96.40 35.78 34.90 -0.88
13 91.30 32.94 31.10 -1.84
14 75.20 24.00 22.10 -1.90
15 68.90 20.50 20.00 -0.50
16 67.40 19.67 18.60 -1.07
17 66.50 19.17 17.40 -1.77
18 69.10 20.61 18.10 -2.51
19 68.00 20.00 18.70 -1.30
20 67.00 19.44 18.20 -1.24
21 66.00 18.89 18.10 -0.79
22 67.00 19.44 18.90 -0.54
23 68.60 20.33 18.70 -1.63
24 69.80 21.00 19.60 -1.40
25 78.10 25.61 24.20 -1.41
26 84.30 29.06 27.00 -2.06
27 83.30 28.50 27.10 -1.40
28 72.80 22.67 22.60 -0.07
29 81.10 27.28 26.80 -0.48
30 90.80 32.67 31.10 -1.57
Total/30 77.08 25.04 23.09 -1.18

Adelaide Dec 1931

DATE SourceF SourceC BOM DIFF
1 97.8 36.56 35.3 -1.26
2 88.3 31.28 29.5 -1.78
3 86.6 30.33 28.5 -1.83
4 77.9 25.50 25.0 -0.50
5 78.3 25.72 24.8 -0.92
6 86.1 30.05 30.1 0.05
7 86.7 30.39 29.1 -1.29
8 82.9 28.28 26.7 -1.58
9 92.4 33.56 32.0 -1.56
10 88.7 31.50 29.6 -1.90
11 88.2 31.22 29.8 -1.42
12 86.1 30.05 27.8 -2.25
13 75.1 23.94 22.6 -1.34
14 78.2 25.67 23.6 -2.07
15 80.1 26.72 25.1 -1.62
16 87.3 30.72 29.8 -0.92
17 99.0 37.22 35.7 -1.52
18 76.8 24.89 23.1 -1.79
19 79.4 26.33 24.6 -1.73
20 76.5 24.72 22.6 -2.12
21 69.5 20.83 19.2 -1.63
22 70.1 21.17 20.2 -0.97
23 75.9 24.39 22.8 -1.59
24 87.0 30.56 28.6 -1.96
25 101.3 38.5 36.7 -1.80
26 101.0 38.3 36.7 -1.60
27 101.7 38.72 37.3 -1.42
28 107.9 42.17 41.2 -0.97
29 114.6* 45.89 43.9 -1.99
30 104.3 40.17 38.1 -2.07
31 103.4 39.67 38.1 -1.57
Total/31 88.04 31.13 29.62 -1.51

* The Adelaide Avertiser of 1/1/1932 has two different max temps for this day 114.6 and 114.9 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/29883793

Adelaide Jan 1932

DATE PAPERF PAPERC BOM DIFF
1 100.00 37.78 37.10 -0.68
2 87.80 31.00 29.30 -1.70
3 84.70 29.28 28.20 -1.08
4 81.60 27.56 28.70 1.14
5 101.40 38.56 36.80 -1.76
6 86.80 30.44 29.70 -0.74
7 79.60 26.44 24.10 -2.34
8 81.80 27.67 25.40 -2.27
9 76.80 24.89 23.20 -1.69
10 78.70 25.94 24.20 -1.74
11 88.90 31.61 29.90 -1.71
12 78.70 25.94 24.10 -1.84
13 79.40 26.33 24.80 -1.53
14 86.30 30.17 28.40 -1.77
15 98.00 36.67 35.10 -1.57
16 98.80 37.11 36.30 -0.81
17 96.80 36.00 35.10 -0.90
18 107.2 41.78 39.80 -1.98
19 106.00 41.11 40.10 -1.01
20 97.80 36.56 34.90 -1.66
21 110.30 43.50 42.30 -1.20
22 80.00 26.70 25.70 -1.00
23 86.60 30.33 29.30 -1.03
24 96.20 35.67 34.20 -1.47
25 101.20 38.44 36.20 -2.24
26 104.80 40.44 40.30 -0.14
27 108.4 42.44 42.00 -0.44
28 94.70 34.83 33.20 -1.63
29 88.40 31.33 30.30 -1.03
30 93.60 34.22 33.10 -1.12
31 80.30 26.83 25.70 -1.13
Total/31 91.66 33.15 31.85 -1.29

5 Responses to Adelaide Max daily temps

  1. Lance, devastating, absolutely fingering poor science. This is the type of demonstrating that I was fooling around with using Melbourne for an example, The Adelaide example deserves a thread of its own. I mean, what answers can the BoM invent for these discrepancies? The differences are greater than the whole of the Global Warming for Australia over 150 years. Stick these in the error bounds, from which they are conspicuously absent in the official calculations.

    • siliggy says:

      Thanks Geoff. It does make you wonder if the excellent work done by the highly qualified and experienced meteorologist “Mr Bromley” who recorded these temperatures, was destroyed by some work experience student being left unsupervised by someone far less competent in modern times.
      Update: Several reasons have been found and the main problem does not seem to be from modern times. Info will appear on the “Adelaide” page.

  2. Ken Stewart says:

    Very interesting! And that is the so called “raw” data you are quoting, before it has been through the homogenizing mincer! I had no idea. Keep following this up, you’re on to something here.

    Ken

    • siliggy says:

      As far as i can work out both sets of numbers came from the same organisation and the same place. The monolithic department of rubbery numbers does seem to have contradicted itself.

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