The other week it was noted that we’d gone 100 days of Melbourne’s maximum temperature being over 20 degrees. That was the first time in 150 years of recorded weather observations that it had happened.
By my count, we’re now at day 112. The last day of less than 20 degrees was 17.8 on the 8th of December.
[Source: Bureau of Meteorology]
And it shows no sign of ending yet; the forecast predicts tops mostly in the mid-20s for the next week.
Update 12/4/2010: The warm spell finished on the 10th of April, with the temperature only getting to 17.7 on the 11th, a final record of 123 consecutive days above 20 degrees.