Swan Hill Records Hottest April Day Ever
The Mallee has sweated through temperatures fit for the worst of the summer season today as long-standing weather records tumbled.
Swan Hill's recorded high of 37.8C at 2:55pm made today the hottest April day on record, topping the previous high of 36.9C set on this date 13 years ago.
The records recorded from the post office and the aerodrome, according to Weatherzone, go all the way back to 1884.
Weatherzone meterologist Kim Lescott says the unusual heat was in the pipelines for a while.
"This is all due to a really hot air mass that's been building for quite some time in the West," Lescott said.
"It's now coming across to affect Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia."
Tomorrow's forecast is looking similar to today's sweltering, with the CFA calling for another day for Total Fire Ban in the Mallee and Wimmera regions effective from midnight.
Lescott says today may not end up being that significant.
"This record may only stand for one day," Lescott said.
"It's looking like it'll be hotter tomorrow."