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How hot has it been at your place? Temperature records for across Australia


The highest temperature in Australia was 50.7 degrees Celsius at Oodnadatta, South Australia.


Summer is here and with it the heat - as the temperatures rise we thought we'd take a look at some of the highest temperature records across Australia.

The highest temperature in Australia was 50.7 degrees Celsius recorded in Oodnadatta, South Australia, in 1960.

Bourke, in far west NSW, recorded just a degree cooler when it hit 49.7 in 1878.

In more recent times Port Augusta, South Australia, hit 49.5 in 2019, it was a hot year for the state with Port Pirie hitting 48.6 and Port Lincoln topping at 48.3.

Murray Bridge, Victor Harbour, Cleve and Kingscote also all feature in the 2019 records for SA, with numbers all above 45 degrees Celsius.

The following year Penrith in western Sydney topped 48.9, while the nation's capital, Canberra, topped at 44 degrees Celsius that same year, 2020.

The map below shows some of the record hottest temperatures recorded using data from the Bureau of Meteorology and Farmonline weather, click on the sun images to find out the temperature:

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Use the graphic below to sort through the data. You can search for your place, sort by lowest and highest temperatures or by year: