FARMERS in New South Wales just survived the hottest summer ever recorded in the state, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
For the country as a whole it was the 12th hottest summer on record.
For most places, the heat peaked on the weekend of February 11-12 as temperatures soared into the 40s.
Temperatures peaked across the two days at 42.8°C in Lismore, 45.7 degrees in Casino and 37.2 degrees in Ballina.
Since then temperatures have significantly dropped, with maximum temperatures as low as 23 degrees hitting Ballina towards the end of the month.
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