Australia and NZ are closer than we thought
Warwick Hughes came across the highest temperatures recorded in New Zealand and found that they occurred just as a Sydney heatwave came to an end. He comments:
Fascinating that the Australian air travelled ~2400 km over the ditch yet retained heat to make 40°C across Aotearoa. Yet pro-IPCC dogmas would not admit to UHI warmed air wafting out to the countryside to affect rural stations.
I note it’s also curious that amid apparently the “warmest global temperatures ever recorded“, New Zealand’s record high from 42 years ago still stands.