The region will swelter through a heatwave this week, with temperatures to remain in the 40s until Saturday.RENEE THOMPSON January 13, 2014 4:39am
Hot weather plans for Echuca-Moama are set to come into effect this week as temperatures soar into the 40s and hover there all week.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting temperatures will climb from 41°C today to 43°C on Tuesday and 43°C on Wednesday.
Temperatures will peak at a stifling 44°C on Thursday and Friday.
‘‘We’ve had a pool of hot air collecting over inland Australia and record temperatures in parts of South Australia, central Australia and Queensland,’’ the bureau spokesperson said.
‘‘It looks like there might be some kind of change on Friday for south-west Victoria, which might spread to the rest of the state on Saturday, but it’s a bit early to say if it will be strong enough to change anything.’’
The spokesperson said the next five days were likely to have some of the hottest January temperatures Echuca-Moama had ever seen.
‘‘The last run of four days above 40°C was last January, but you have to look back to 2009 to get runs of five days of temperatures above 40°C,’’ he said.
‘‘Since 1957, there has only been one six-day spell above 40°C — January 1959.’’
Murray Shire director of corporate services Phil Higgins said the shire would manage workloads in accordance with its heat policy.
‘‘It depends on what works are planned, but we manage things like workload, water intake and assess it on a day-to-day basis,’’ he said.
‘‘Out in the hot sun, against bitumen, it can get really hot so work is prioritised to suit the conditions.’’
He said other types of workers would be needed to work more during the hot weather.
‘‘Some of our workers get increased workloads during hot periods, like water, parks and emergency services workers,’’ he said.
Campaspe Shire will also put in place a heat policy to cover its outdoor workers and community workers in extreme temperatures.
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