Although actual thermometer recordings on the North Coast have not been so high as in the
Western areas of New South Wales and Queensland, the difference has been more than counteracted by the humid conditions which
Temperatures of well over 100 have been recorded, and the location of the buildings in which
the thermometers have been kept has resulted in varying registrations.
While the official temperature at Kyogle Post Office on Tuesday afternoon was 98 degrees, that,
at the railway station which faces in a Westerly direction was 104.
Yesterday was the hottest day for 12 months, the official temperature recorded at the Post Office
being 102 degrees while that at the Railway Station was 109.
The latter reading was made at o’clock after the mercury had remained at the one level for more
Sydney, on Mondays experienced its second hottest night since 1915, conditions equalling those of January 25, 1934, the hottest in that month since 1896.
The minimum was 76.4 degrees. It was the hottest night for any month since March 8, 1915.
It was stated authoritatively in Kyogle yesterday that the sustained excessive heat was having
a deleterious effect upon pastures which had shown prolific growth since the wet weather a little more than a week ago.
The effect is especially noticeable in the flat country where the grass has commenced to wilt. About two inches of rain will be necessary in the very near future unless more congenial conditions are experienced.
In Kyogle, the heat rising from the bitumenised streets was almost unbearable and there was a noticeable falling off in the amount of business transacted throughout the day. Most of the country people seemed content to remain at their homes where conditions were much more congenial.
The Kyogle Baths were particularly popular, large crowds attending on the three sessions each day during the week. The largest numbers were present yesterday and last night, although the Swimming Club carnival on Wednesday night had a record attendance of spectators, as well as the largest number of swimmers this year.
Although the humidity was great this morning, the temperature recordings were not nearly
so high and there were good prospects of rain falling.