Last month was the warmest July locally since 2007.
This from the South East Fire Centre weather office.
The average temperature was 2.5 C warmer than normal.
There was only 23% of the total average rainfall.
The hottest day was 38.8 C and a daily record was set on the 16th with a high of 37.3 C.
23 of the 31 days in July had the maximum temperature surpass 30 C