Seymour will be close to breaking its January heat record with temperatures predicted to hit 43 degrees this week.JENNA BISHOP January 15, 2014 4:55am
Seymour could break its all-time heat record for January this week with temperatures set to soar into the low 40s as the region faces its second heatwave for summer.
The hottest day on record for January since records began at the Mangalore Airport weather station was 44.6°C on January 31, 2009.
The hottest temperature still stands at 46.1°C, recorded at February 7, 2009, around the time of the Black Saturday bushfires.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said Seymour expected a top of 42°C on Tuesday, 41°C today, 43°C on Thursday and 43°C on Friday.
He said a cool change would bring relief for the weekend.
‘‘The cool change will move through on either late Friday night or Saturday morning, with a temperature on Saturday of 29°C,’’ he said.
Mr Carlyon said Seymour could also possibly break its record for four days in a row over 40°C, set January 9-12, 2010.
Seymour sweltered through consecutive 41, 41, 43 and 40°C days.
Heat timetables will also be in effect across the entire V/Line network until at least Friday due to the forecast hot weather.
The timetables reflect extended journey times due to trains slowing down as a safety precaution when the temperature is expected to reach 36°C or above.
V/Line chief executive Theo Taifalos said heat-related changes generally apply to trains departing between noon and 8
Mr Taifalos said while extra coaches, carriages and trains had been added where possible, customers should plan ahead and allow extra time.
‘‘Heat timetables reflect increased journey times for trains that are typically restricted to a maximum speed of 90
V/Line is supporting trains with coaches throughout the heat timetable to ensure customers can get to where they need to go if there are issues with airconditioning on some older trains.
Customers are advised to bring bottled water (trains have drinking water onboard) and to delay travel if feeling unwell.
Customers can keep informed by following V/Line on Twitter, downloading the MyLine app, registering for SMS notifications, phoning 1800
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