The numbers don't lie, January was a scorcher
If you reckon January was hot, you're right.
The average daily temperature in Echuca, according the Bureau of Meteorology was 35 degrees, when Echuca's historic daily average is 30.9 degrees.
Echuca had four days hotter than 40 degrees, when the town averages 1.8 days over 40 in January.
There were also 17 days over 35 degrees (average is 7.4 days) and 24 days over 30 degrees (average is 17.3 days).
The hottest day was Saturday, January 20, when the mercury climbed to 44.1 degrees.
It was a little bit off the hottest January day on record, 45.6 degrees, set on January 13, 2016.
The hottest ever day in Echuca was 46.8 degrees, set on Black Saturday, February 9, 2009.