Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Bureau Sees Red over Heat

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Bureau Sees Red over Heat

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MARNIE JOHNSTON

marnie.johnston@northernstar.com.au

IF YOU were awake yesterday, you may have noticed that it was hot.

While the dangerous fire conditions raged in other parts of the state and the nation as a whole, temperatures in Lismore hit a high of 32 degrees, Ballina 29 and Casino copped a scorching 34, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

It wonat let up today, with 37 predicted in Lismore and Casino, and 34 in Ballina.

Ballina Fair Cinemas manager Paul McGrath said they had an influx of people trying to escape the heat yesterday and were expecting more today.

aWeave had a lot of people coming through the door with a big sense of relief as they walk into airconditioning,a he said.

Scott Gibson and his workers had an unenviable job yesterday, atop of scaffolding repainting Lismore Regional Museum in Molesworth St.

Mr Gibson said the aboysa were making sure to stay covered, apply sunscreen and keep their fluids up in a battle against the heat.

And for those who stayed at home, Essential Energy confirmed that from their data they could see that the Northern Rivers area had a spike in airconditioner use over the past few days. …

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