Three-year-old found dead in hot car on 40 degree day

A three-year-old girl's body has been found inside a car in regional Victoria on a day where temperatures reached more than 40C.

Emergency services went to The Boulevard in Morwell about 8.30pm on Friday after her body found was inside, police confirmed on Monday.

The temperature at the Latrobe Regional Airport - a 10-minute drive away - at 8.30pm hit 34.4C, the Bureau of Meteorology told AAP.

The child was found in a car on The Boulevard in Morwell. Source: Google Maps

It had been 40.2 at 7pm, 38.6 at 7.30pm before a slight dip to 35.9 at 8pm.

The discovery comes as fires have been scorching Victoria's far east region since November.

Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death, but the exact circumstances, including whether it is suspicious, are yet to be determined.

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