NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
4th March, 1934 : Adelaide is experiencing its worst heatwave for 64 years, with five days in row of scorching 100-plus temperatures. The divisional meteorologist reported that such prolonged intense heat was almost unprecedented for March. While Adelaide’s ice shortage continued, the highest temperature recorded was at Kyancutta, which experienced its fourth consecutive day of 100 degrees. The searing heat continued throughout South Australia over the weekend.
In Melbourne, ice-cream makers cancelled their planned holiday, but the ice has run out and water rationing has started.
[ Flannery predicted this ]