Victoria’s chief health officer has issued an alert to Goulburn Valley residents with temperatures expected to rise above 40°C on the weekend.February 1, 2014 5:48am
Summer scorcher: A health alert has been issued across the Goulburn Valley with extreme heat forecast this weekend.
Dr Rosemary Lester issued the health alert for the Northern Country region — which includes Shepparton — yesterday.
‘‘Heatwaves can affect anybody and cause illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke, which may be fatal,’’ Dr Lester said.
‘‘The most important things to remember are to keep cool, drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and look after yourself and others.’’
The Bureau of Meterology is predicting the mercury will rise to a top of 41°C today and drop to a low of 21°C.
Tomorrow, the bureau says it will be hot and sunny with a maximum of 43°C and low of 24°C and on Monday high temperatures will continue with a top of 40°C predicted along with the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Some relief is expected on Tuesday, with the bureau predicting temperatures reaching a high of 31°C and a low of 16°C.
The Victorian Health Department urges people to keep a watch out for family, friends and neighbours, especially those most at risk in a heatwave.
Dr Lester said people most at risk were those aged over 65, especially those living alone; people who had a medical condition such as diabetes, kidney disease or mental illness; people taking medications that might affect the way the body reacted to heat such as allergy medicines, blood pressure and heart medicines, seizure medicines, water pills, antidepressants or antipsychotics; people with drug and alcohol problems; people with a disability who could not communicate their discomfort or thirst; overweight or obese people; breastfeeding mothers; and those who worked outdoors.
Milk processor Murray Goulburn has recorded a net profit after tax of $40 million for the last financial year.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
THE Riverine Herald’s echucamoama magazine has been named Victorian Country Press Association open section magazine of the year.
THE best thing about memories is making them.
LEGACY Week starts next week across Australia and Kyabram Legatee volunteers will be out across the district selling merchandise to raise funds for the families of servicemen who have died.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
MAYBE you’re on a trip to Melbourne, your taste buds are feeling adventurous or you just want to “shoot the breeze”.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.