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.
Elements of the vision for revitalising the Shepparton central business district are falling into place.
The Tungamah Football Netball Club has completed a fairytale season to clinch the Picola and District Football Netball League South East Premiership with an emphatic 106 point win over the Katamatite Tigers at Tungamah.
Billed as ‘Fabulous Flowers and Fine Food’, Tatura’s Anglican Church Parish had a successful fundraiser on Thursday, September 4.
Echuca resident Jennafer Whelan is concerned about the health of her son Zane and the effect a mobile could have on his seizures.
David and Katrina Christie’s Nanneella dairy farm is now home to one of the biggest sheds in the district, a 160m by 37m monster.
Don’t write Ky off yet, says coach ahead of preliminary final
Seymour event packs out St Mary's College on Saturday night.
People travelled from all around the region to attend an open day at the Berrigan Rural Fire Service on Saturday.
Mia Mia Cricket Club is about to field its first cricket team since 2001
Cobram Mens Shed chips away at the issue of mental health but calls for more space.
Breakout seasons from Deni Rovers Jamie Thorpe and Nick Hay have seen the pair rewarded with respective best and fairest titles.
Now the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is enshrined in law, many opponents of the controversial plan to return irrigation water to the environment appear to have lost interest.
More than 320 000 foxes and 1500 wild dogs had been eradicated under the bounty scheme in the past three years.
- Motorcycle ride raises money for cancer charity
- Leukaemia patients come together to support Light the Night Benalla
- Permit sought for a clay target shooting range at a disused quarry at Baddaginnie
- Acclaimed pastry chef returns to Benalla
- Benalla resident on journey to help others with mental illness
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
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.