|Type of thing||Domestic
When Gawler has extreme weather, we feel that it is important to be able to remember the dates and the temperatures.
I believe that it should be recorded that at midnight of 27th December 2016, the large cold front created 35mm of rain. The wind, in excess of 100km per hour, created the worse thrashing of the trees surrounding our home in the last 45 years. It was very scary. The electricity failed at 20 minutes past midnight and we did not get electricity back until 3.47pm on Wednesday 28th - over 15 hours without power. Evidently over 300 power lines went down around the State and even on Saturday 31st December, over 1000 residents of the State did not have their power restored.
BG Thom, 17 Daly Street Gawler East.
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Of interest; Gawler generally being hotter than Salisbury....A.P. Harvey's book [ISBN 0 9588286 1 X] "I called it Salisbury" [a biography of John Harvey "The founder of Salisbury"] Page 106, "In January 1860 we experienced the severest heat since settlement. The thermometer reached 110F at 10 o'clock in the fore-noon, (this being in the shade), and at 4 o'clock it was 123F."