Gippsland had its hottest summer on record
The weather bureau says we've just had the hottest summer on record, thanks to some particularly hot days in January.
Senior Climatologist Dr Blair Trewin says Gippsland was also down on rainfall.
"In Victoria is was the hottest summer on record with particularly hot conditions in much of northern Victoria and in Gippsland.
"It came in at about 2.5 degrees above the long-term average.
"Central and West Gippsland were particularly dry. They came in at about half of the average rainfall for summer in those areas."