1988 was regarded by some as the year that bought the weirdest weather to Sydney. The Daily Telegraph presented a feature report on December 13, 1988.
So why was the weather "weird"?
- The sixth wettest year on record - 1807mm had fallen up to December 12, 1988. According to the Weather Bureau, 1862mm would fall by December 31.
- 506.6mm fell in April, the highest since 1861.
- Warmest Winter on Record - Each day recorded an average temperature of 18.8 degrees, two degrees above average.
- Hottest October on Record - Average daily temperature of 26 degrees.
- Earliest recorded "Century Day" (when the temperature exceeds 38 degrees or 100 degrees on the Fahrenheit Scale) - 39.2 degrees on November 2. This record has been smashed with a 38-degree day on October 13, 2004.
- Coldest November day on Record - 12.6 degrees on November 16.