The heat peaked over Victoria on Tuesday with temperatures, both maximum and minimum, reaching 10 to 15 degrees above average.
For many locations across eastern and central parts this was the warmest since last summer.
The night provided virtually no relief from the previous day's warmth.
In fact Cape Nelson experienced its warmest November morning in 13 years of records, dropping to only 22 degrees.
The beach was of even less comfort. Coastal waters about Victoria are over a degree warmer than normal and despite moderate southerly winds for most of the day, these winds have only brought the heat that was blown off shore back in.
Melbourne soared to a top of 36 degrees during Tuesday afternoon, the hottest it's been this early in the month in 27 years, but more importantly the hottest day since Black Saturday.
If the city reaches 31 tomorrow it will be the longest heat-wave of this magnitude since the summer of 2000; already it has been the warmest streak in November in 154 years of records.
The only positive out if this hot spell is the fact that winds aren't as dry as they could be, nor as strong.
This means that the fire danger has only been extreme in the Mallee.
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