Its like a rolling press release at the BOM, record after record.
Well, so they say.
Australia’s warmest 12-month period on record, again
Australia’s warmest September on record
Australia’s record for warmest 12-month period has been broken for a second consecutive month. This continues a remarkable sequence of warmer-than-average months for Australia since June 2012.
September 2013 was easily Australia’s warmest September on record. The national average temperature for September was +2.75 °C above the long-term (1961–1990) average, which also sets a record for Australia’s largest positive anomaly for any monthly mean temperature. The previous record of +2.66 °C was set in April 2005.
The mean temperature for Australia, averaged over the 12 months from October 2012 to September 2013, was 1.25 °C above the long-term average. This was also 0.17 °C warmer than any 12-month period prior to 2013.
The previous record, set over September 2012 to August 2013, was +1.11 °C above the long-term average, and the record preceding the current warm spell was +1.08 °C, set between February 2005 and January 2006.
Temperatures for the calendar year to date (January to September) have also been the warmest on record, at 1.31 °C above the long-term average, well above the figure set for January to September 2005 (+1.07 °C). 2005 currently holds the record for Australia’s warmest calendar year.
The past 18 months have been characterised by widespread heat across Australia. The mean temperature has been above average over the entire continent.
I don’t see any mention that they are using surface stations, that they are using the 1961-1990 baseline, that they are adjusting that baseline downwards monthly, no mention that UAH shows the TLT temps at no records, and certainly no mention of global temps which refuse to rise.
Also, very conveniently, no mention that the surface database consists of cities that have rapidly increased in size since 1961, that the airports are used rather than rural sites.
No mention at all.
So we can conclude as long as Australia is having those so called record temperatures, global temps wont rise.
Be thankful the Head of the National Climate Centre at the BOM, David Jones, drives a Ford Territory to make sure his carbon footprint is as high as everyone else.