Bendigo endures hottest night since 2010

BENDIGO residents can be forgiven for being a little weary today after sweltering through the hottest night since January 2010.

The temperature peaked at 41 degrees at 3.30pm yesterday and didn’t begin to drop until about 8.30pm.

At midnight it was still a sweaty 31.6 degrees before cooling to 24 degrees at 3.30am.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said the overnight minimum was 21.7 degrees at 4.48am.

“That’s the warmest night since January 12, 2010 when it was 27.3 overnight,” he said.

With more heatwave conditions over the coming days, the Bureau of Meteorology expects temperatures will not drop to the low 30s until a weak change on Wednesday.

Today is expected to reach a top of 39 degrees.

CFA firefighters are on standby but reported no incidents overnight.

People can access fire incidents and warnings at www.cfa.vic.gov.au or www.dse.vic.gov.au.

A mobile phone service is also available for download at http://emergencyaus.info/.

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