Sunday breaks February temperature record

It was quite hot on Sunday, and this thermal imaging proves that

This photo from a thermal imaging camera used for crop monitoring show temperatures in Maitland Street.

No one would dispute that the weekend in Narrabri Shire was hot.

But how hot?

The official weather station at Narrabri Airport recorded a maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees on Saturday and 46.5 degrees on Sunday.

Sunday’s official high beat the previous February record at the airport by a whopping 3.4 degrees - those figures having been compiled since 2002 and the previous record of 42.9 degrees having been set in 2006.

The highest ever recorded at the airport is 47.8 degrees in January 2014.