Looks like the temps in Australia may have been tampered with!
The Australian Weather Bureau says the issue is with faulty equipment and denies that any manipulation has been occurring.
From the Daily Caller:
Bureaus Chief Executive Andrew Johnson told Australian Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg that the failure to record the low temperatures at Goulburn in early July was due to faulty equipment. A similar failure wiped out a reading of 13 degrees Fahrenheit at Thredbo Top on July 16, even though temperatures at that station have been recorded as low as 5.54 degrees Fahrenheit.
Failure to observe the low temperatures had “been interpreted by a member of the community in such a way as to imply the bureau sought to manipulate the data record,” Johnson said, according to The Australian. “I categorically reject this implication.”
This is not the first time the Australian Weather Bureau has been alleged to have manipulated temperature data.
Of course, temperature adjustments are perfectly normal to show warming. Nothing to see here.
[Update: Forgot to add link to the original Daily Caller article. Corrected.]