IT CERTAINLY was not the day to be decked out in leather, a helmet on your head and scrambling around a motocross track.
Summer officially ends today and yesterday Jack Hawken from Jackadgery was in no doubt about the sting in its tail.
The 48-year-old rider tested his skills in eight races during round one of the North Coast Motocross Series hosted by the Coffs Harbour Motorcycle Club – the last three of them back to back.
It is no wonder he was thirsty for a cool-down by mid afternoon.
While a gentle breeze meant the thermometer at the Bureau of Meteorology office at the airport only rose to 31.3 degrees there was no relief trackside or anywhere away from the coast with the mercury pushing well into the mid-30s.
Tomorrow might be the first day of autumn but don’t expect the weather to reflect the changing of the season.
The Bureau is forecasting a maximum temperature of 34 degrees on Tuesday.
It will be nearly as hot today with temperatures expected to nudge 33 degrees ahead of late showers.