Drier, hotter summer ends

Last three month has seen around half average rainfall
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IN A HAZE: Warm temperatures and a smoke haze, impacting Wangaratta for more than a week, helped punctuate our March weather. Local resident Greg Thompson captured both in this image.

WANGARATTA residents have sweltered through one of their driest and hottest summers on record.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), rainfall for the summer of 2019/20 which ended Saturday only totalled 67.4mm.

That is around half the mean summer total of 133mm recorded over the past 30 years in Wangaratta.

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