SUMMER’S FIRE RETURNS FOURTH HOTTEST DAY. April 20 1934. Yesterday the mercury climbed to 92 degrees. 33.3 Celsius. No heat waves found for March or April since 1950.

SUMMER’S FIRE RETURNS (1934, April 20). Tweed Daily (Murwillumbah, NSW : 1914 – 1949), p. 3. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from

Parting Heat Wave in Store
In keeping with the caprices of Tweed weather, the latter end of April with yesterday’s warmth
has experienced hotter weather than, the summery months of November and December. Yesterday the mercury climbed to 92 degrees, whereas in the earlier months mentioned it failed to reach even the nineties.
Since the cessation of the rain almost week ago, the Tweed has experienced a continual rise in the daily temperatures, which grew from 73 degrees on Friday last to 86 degrees on Wednesday to be followed by yesterday’s exceptional April figures of 92 degrees.
With the daily rise in temperature, however, there was a corresponding drop in the humidity registration until Tuesday when it fell to 58 per cent, around which figure it has remained, yesterday’s being identical.
The Tweed’s initiation this season to the summer heat, now almost at an end was on October 21 last, when 93 degrees was recorded.
Then followed a comparatively mild spell through November and December to January 9, when, the mercury reached 94 degrees, the highest reading for the season.
The only other day to beat yesterday’s effort was February 24, when 93 degrees showed on the glass, though on February 14 an equal reading—92 degrees was recorded.
Viewed generally, the 1933-34 summer has been remarkably mild, only 10 days’ having shown a temperature in or touching the nineties, probably a record minimum high temperatures
over many years.
Yesterday’s’ heat has revived interest in a forecast made some weeks ago would have a “sting in the tail.”
Having followed a comparison of Northern, and Southern Hemisphere temperatures for some years, this gentleman has been impressed by the manner in which, on broad lines the seasons in the Southern climes have followed the vagaries of weather in the
Northern Antipodes.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the 1933 summer continued as late as October, when heat waves were experienced, and the winter for the first month or two was so mild that in England crowds enjoyed their Christmas dinners on the beaches or elsewhere in the open.
In line with the theory, is the present spell off hot weather the first days of a parting heat-wave in Australia?