Thursday, 2 February 2006
From: Raymond Terrace, Written by: Grant Burgess
Hunter Extreme Heat
~ Near record breaking temperatures were observed throughout parts of the hunter. Although coastal areas were spared
the more extreme temperatures, conditions were made extreme with the higher moisture levels - particularly in areas
a short distance from the coast which copped a mixture of the two.
~ It is interesting to note that on this occasion Jerrys Plains recordrd 45.5C (only 0.1C short of their all-time record)
& Singleton recorded 44.5C (a full 1.0C lower than Jerrys Plains). I just wonder what the temp got to on new years day
day at Jerrys Plains (did not record) considering Singleton reached a hunter record 45.9C1
Raymond Terrace Observations
~ I recorded a max temp of 41.3C at 1604. This does not seem too bad accept when you consider we had a dew-point
of over 20C for most of the day. This equated to heat index temps being over 40C for more than 6 hours straight &
peaked at a Feb record & second highest of all time, 46.5C at 1602.
Hunter Maximum Temperatures (C)
Thu 2 Feb 2006
Cessnock 44.9
Jerrys Plains 45.5
Lostock 42.0
Maitland 42.0
Murrurundi 40.7
Nelson Bay 30.1
Nobbys 28.8
Newcastle Uni 36.8
Raymond Terrace* 41.3
Singleton 44.5
Scone 43.5
Williamtown   39.4
* - Not a Bureau of Meteorology station.