BIG NUMBERS: Jovy Griffin taught Learn2Swim to big numbers yesterday, as the temperature soared to a record.
BIG NUMBERS: Jovy Griffin taught Learn2Swim to big numbers yesterday, as the temperature soared to a record. Alex Treacy

Gayndah hits its hottest February day ever

GAYNDAH locals swarmed the swimming pool yesterday afternoon as the town's temperature soared to a record 42.7°C, Gayndah's hottest February day ever recorded.

Around 130 flushed residents, including 40 Learn2Swim students, came through the local swimming pool gates.

Considering Gayndah's population of 2000, that's a large chunk.

"We were really busy yesterday, in fact it's been like that all week," pool manger Amy Golchert said.

"All weekend the pool was filled with people, which we expected, but Monday was insane and weekdays are usually a bit quieter."

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesperson said the temperature exceeded the previous record of 41.9°C, reached in February of 2017.

Gayndah is expected to swelter into next week as forecast temperatures remain high.

Maximum forecasted temperatures

TODAY 37°C

TOMORROW 33°C

SATURDAY 33°C

SUNDAY 34°C

MONDAY 37°C

TUESDAY 38°C

WEDNESDAY 38°C


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