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Wimmera-Mallee records hotter July

Friday August 2, 2013 - 12:01 EST

New data from the weather bureau shows hotter than average days last month in Victoria's Wimmera-Mallee.

There were record-breaking temperatures for Victoria recorded in July.

Mildura had the hottest day with a top of 23.4 degrees.

The warmest average daytime temperature for Mildura was 17 degrees.

The bureau's July weather trends also show parts of the Wimmera had their hottest average night-time temperatures on record.

Nhill's minimum average daytime temperature rose from 4.4 to 5.9 degrees.

On July 14, Swan Hill, Horsham and Stawell all broke their previous records and reached minimum daytime highs of more than 10 degrees.

At Kanagulk, 36 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours compared to 19mm recorded just two years go.

Stawell also had one of the biggest rainfalls in a single day, a total of 28mm.


- ABC

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