MARCH 1 BEGINS HEAT WAVE. 07 Mar 1942. The first day of March, marked the beginning of a burst which quickly dried up any germ of an idea that summer was over. 109 deg F = 42.7 Celsius.

MARCH 1 BEGINS HEAT WAVE (1942, March 7). West Coast Sentinel (Streaky Bay, SA : 1912 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved March 1, 2024, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168358119?searchTerm=march%20heat%20wave&searchLimits=#

February was a wonderfully cool month. There were one or two warm days, but nothing like the usual run of exhausting heat.
However, Sunday, the first day of March, marked the beginning of a burst which quickly dried up any germ of an idea that summer was over.
The temperature on that day reached 104 deg. Monday was even hotter, the mercury climbing to 109 deg., while Tuesday and Wednesday again saw 104 deg.
Hot nights did not bring relief at Streaky Bay, where the recordings were made.