Weather station says it ain’t half hot

Weather station says it ain’t half hot


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Just a little bit warm in Horsham according to the TV weather.

Just a little bit warm in Horsham according to the TV weather.

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No, there has not been a curious case of localised global warming in the Wimmera this week.

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WE KNOW there’s the potential of an El Niño bumping the temperatures up over summer but this is ridiculous!

Horsham residents were on the end of a barrage of ‘well meaning’ messages asking them how they were coping with the heat this week.

It turns out a glitch at the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather station was churning out some impressive statistics which went live across national weather reports on Saturday.

One reading showed the temperature at a lazy 97.4 degrees, before cooling to a positively mild 86 on another station.

Elders were much more circumspect coming in with a reading of just 51, all of which came as a surprise to the locals who had just spent a very pleasant afternoon in the sun.

Elders had a positively balmy reading in comparison.

Elders had a positively balmy reading in comparison.

A BOM spokesperson confirmed that it was not a case of localised climate change gone mad but a simple equipment malfunction.

For the record, the temperature on Saturday at the Longerenong weather station, just 10km down the road, came in at 24.4, perfect spring weather.

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