The NSW government has activated its Heatwave Action Plan as the state prepares for the mercury to keep risingJanuary 14, 2014 8:56am
NSW Health is urging people to stay well hydrated and to keep out of the sun if possible, as temperatures soar.
Temperatures in Echuca-Moama are expected to reach 43 degrees today, with 43 degrees forecast for tomorrow and 44 degrees on Thursday and Friday.
The NSW state government has activated its Heatwave Action Plan and police are reminding motorists about the danger of leaving children, the elderly or pets unattended in cars.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that temperatures are expected to be 10 degrees above the average in the state’s south, south west and west in the coming days.
Signs of heat-related illness include confusion, dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, weakness, headaches and loss of sweating.
Head to the Beat the Heat website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/beattheheat/Pages/default.aspx
Today is also a day of Total Fire Ban in the Northern Country (Victoria) with a fire rating of very high.
This means it is illegal to light a fire in the open air for purposes of burning off grass or scrub, or rubbish.
It's also illegal to use welding or grinding machinery.
Today there is no total fire ban in Southern Riverina (NSW) but fire danger remains very high.
At this stage, there will no total fire ban tomorrow in Southern Riverina either.
BREAKING: Emergency services called to unit fire on St Georges Rd in Shepparton.
Yarrawonga/Mulwala's largest ever professional golf event, the Shepparton BMW Senior Victorian Open, got underway today with 124 players hitting off from 8am to 1pm on Yarrawonga's Black Bull Golf Course at Silverwoods.
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