Summers in Cloncurry seem to last forever and there is always a sunny side to the street, making it an ideal place to become the first town to run entirely on solar power.
ABC News: ‘Cloncurry set for solar revolution’
In 1889, the Queensland town of Cloncurry recorded Australia’s hottest day – 53 degrees Celsius in the shade. It’s a record of which the town is very proud.
According to State record temperatures “There are also numerous extreme high temperatures which have been recorded prior to about 1910 using non-standard instrumentation, most notably a reading of 53.1 at Cloncurry in January 1889. It is likely that this will be struck from the official record in the near future.”
Thanks to Luke Walker for this one.