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The hottest August since 1963

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 September, 2009, 12:00am

The Observatory says last month was the hottest August since 1963, with 14 'very hot' days - those of 33 degrees Celsius or above - one day less than 1962. The mean temperature was 29.4 degrees, 1 degree above normal. It was also drier than usual, with total rainfall at 334.1mm, about 25 per cent below normal. The weather today will again be very hot.

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