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Today at Evans Head the temperature reached 37.4 C at 1.30pm.
I can't remember a hotter winter day on the NSW North Coast, coming as it did off a relatively hot night.
Often accompanied by a very warm wind the unseasonable weather had gardens wilting by midday and some locals nervously wondering how dry summer may actually be this year.
It's now 6.45pm. at the tail end of the day, the temperature is still between 20.5 to 30.5 C across the region and I'm sitting at the keypad in full summer gear.