Australia's Hottest Year on Record

Date of Record: 2013

Australia sweltered through its hottest year on record in 2013.

Average temperatures were 1.20 degrees Celsius above the long-term average of 21.8°C, breaking the previous record set in 2005 by 0.17°C.

All states and territories recorded above average temperatures in 2013, with Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia all breaking annual average temperature records.

And every month of 2013 had national average temperatures at least 0.5°C above normal, according to the statement.

Thank you to information supplied from: Bureau of Meteorology Annual Climate Statement