The Bureau of Meterology has issued a Special Climate Statement on the warm weather we’ve been having:
Canberra had its earliest spring day of 25 ?C or above on 2 September, beating the previous record by 11 days (13 September 2008), and a number of other locations set or equalled records for the earliest day above 35 °C or other significant thresholds (Table 1). A total of 20 maximum and 12 minimum early season temperature records have been broken or equalled for the Australian Climate Observation Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature
Make of that what you will.
— Brian Schmidt (@cosmicpinot) September 12, 2013