Heat hits as NSW swelters

TWEED has been experiencing temperatures well above average as NSW continues to be hit by sweltering temperatures.

Murwillumbah's overnight temperature on Wednesday was 23 degrees at its coolest, three degrees above the average minimum temperature for February.

The temperature reached a maximum of 32 degrees on Tuesday, three degrees above average.

However, Murwillumbah was positively cool compared to the rest of NSW, with the mercury peaking at about 37C in Newcastle and Tamworth, and 33C in Sydney.

Tuesday's peak was 43C. Coolangatta has also been feeling the heat, but one or two degrees cooler than Murwillumbah, thanks to the sea breeze.



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