Thats why I was interested at 850hpa....Yeah, you’d expect those leeward towns of the Rockies/mid-West to hold the crown.
Still at elevation, yet low enough to see foehn downsloping at the intersect of a large frontal boundary.
Yep, I remember that day well. 42c in Bendigo, went to the One Day cricket at the MCG where the change had blown thru and we were shivering in the old Southern Stand next to a seriously out-of-control Bay 13. Merv Hughes was on fire that day....I can remember visiting family ( down from Darwin ) in 1990.....45.8c at Tocumwal on the 3/1.... next day we drove down to friends place on Phillip Island, but stopped off and did the Puffing Billy train thingy on the way... was 37c at Bonnie Doon north of the Divide before noon, and 17c in the Dandenongs an hour south...
Then about 15c the next day in Cowes. Us Darwinites had SFA winter clothes, and the mates house ( newly built ) at Cowes had no heating.... was pretty grim...haha. Was too cold to do the Koala and Penguin stuff, let alone fish off the beach.... !