Ignoring the facts:
1. The monthly mean of 27.2C for December 2015 was 5.3C lower than the highest monthly mean of 32.5C and 3.9C higher than the lowest monthly mean.
2. Sixteen days in December had a lower temp than the maximum lowest mean including four days which had a lower temp than the minimum lowest mean.
BOM senior forecaster Tom Boeck said "While summer was always a scorcher in South Australia, this season had seen some out of the ordinary weather." “December was significantly hot with seven days above 40 degrees in Adelaide which is very unusual,”
The seven days above 40 degrees occurred only at Kent Town shown to be affected by the traffic that surrounds it in Vehicle Heat Affect - The Climate Change Study Not Begun.
At Mount Lofty 10.3 km from the city center the temps reached a max of 34.8. At Adelaide Airport, 2 days of +40C and at Parafield 4 days +40. Those +40 temps for only minutes of each day.
In Perth the ABC lauded us with broken records of 4 days above 40 but failed in the story to mention the mean for February is 2.9C cooler than the Highest monthly mean and 2.7C warmer than the Lowest Monthly mean and that the highest temp reached was 2C to 4.1C cooler than the hottest Feb day recorded. In other words the Breaking News story was about an average February month in Perth.
Finally we come to the big story this week that it is Sydney's turn to roast. Not off to a great start with max temps at many Sydney stations not reaching 30C on its first day and the outer suburbs which were said to hit 40C like Penrith, a mere 33C.
Bob Brown a former leader of the 'Australian Green Party' once said. "Australians are smarter than this and they don't like to be patronised"
To the author of the article Benedict Brook and to BOM Scientists Rebecca Kamitakahara and Tom Boeck, this Australian is feeling very patronised. I therefore ask you why you feel it necessary to present what looks like normal summer weather in this manner and wonder if you continue to do it and when the Australian people start to think of you as the little boy who cried wolf, ignore your warnings and lives are lost, will you accept the blame?
Keep up with the Sydney Heat Wave here:
Current temp in Penrith 29.8C at 12:00 EST
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