Another April scorcher: Mildura hits 38C for second day in a row

Siblings Meg, 9, and Harry Knight, 11, cool off during yesterday's warm weather.
Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Siblings Meg, 9, and Harry Knight, 11, cool off during yesterday's warm weather. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

SUNRAYSIA'S run of extreme hot weather continued today, but Mildura must now share the record for Victoria's hottest April day.

Mildura's temperature hit 38C at 2.54pm, marking the fourth consecutive day over 35C - a run which included the record-smashing maximum of 39.3C on Tuesday.

However, the crown for the state's hottest April day on record must now be shared with Hopetoun, which today hit 39.3C at 2.11pm.

Sunraysia residents can expect conditions to cool over coming days, but there remains only a very slight chance of any rain in the week ahead, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Maximum temperatures of 30C and 29C were forecast tomorrow and Friday, before a partly cloudy 21C - with a 10 per cent chance of rain - on Saturday for the opening round of the Sunraysia Football and Netball League season.

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