“Almost a whole month endured days above 30 degrees, with 26 of them during the summer, or more than triple the nine usually recorded.”

Leaving aside the question of who or what endured the hot days, readers of this quotation had to endure the mathematics. 26 is not more than 3 times 9.

Source: Article by Peter Hannam, Environment editor, Sydney Morning Herald, March 2nd, 2017.