Annual climate statement 2017
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
released 10 January 2018
2017 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record (the national observational dataset commences in 1910). Australia’s area-averaged mean temperature for 2017 was 0.95 °C above the 1961–1990 average. Maximum temperatures were the second-warmest on record at 1.27 °C above average, coming in behind +1.45 °C in 1998. Minimum temperatures were 0.62 °C above average, the 11th-warmest on record.