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Kyabram heat captured on camera

Kyabram resident Doug Small took and infra-red photo image of a local street during last week's heatwave.

January 22, 2014 4:18am

Kyabram resident Doug Small took this infra-red image of a section of road at the southern end of Saunders St during last week’s heatwave.

It was captured about 1.20pm on Friday and the heat scale shows sections of the road surface under direct sunlight having a temperature of 68°C.

The image also highlights the difference in temperature between shaded areas and those in direct sunlight with the area in the shade of a grey box tree measuring 41.5°C.

The bin on the right hand side of the image measured 58°C after a morning in sunlight.

Mr Small, from Kyabram sustainable energy group SKY, said the air temperature we felt only told part of the story of how hot it was last week.

Taking his SKY hat off and putting on his Landcare hat, Mr Small said the image showed vegetation could have a huge impact on how hot we felt.

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