Goulburn Valley residents took to pools, creek and pubs at the weekend in a bid to beat the heat as the mercury reached above 42 degrees on Saturday.SOPHIE MALCOLM January 7, 2013 4:30am
Euroa’s Sam Thomas and Will Mackrell from Violet Town enjoy some summer fun at Polly McQuinn Weir, Strathbogie, at the weekend.
Pools, creeks and pubs were popular spots as locals tried to beat the heat at the weekend.
Shepparton sweltered through a 42.1°C day on Saturday, but relief is on the way with cooler temperatures forecast for mid-week.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Scott Williams said temperatures would soon drop with a cool change predicted to hit Shepparton on Tuesday night.
‘‘(On Monday) we’ll start to see some cooling down of the weather .
‘‘It will be very much cooler on Wednesday, about 25°C,’’ Mr Williams said.
Mr Williams said the mercury was set to rise again after Wednesday, with temperatures of more than 30°C predicted for the rest of the week.
‘‘At least there’ll be some good relief on Wednesday,’’ he said.
Aquamoves manager Lindy Baldi said an average of about 3000 people a day had come through the centre’s doors in the past few days.
‘‘It’s not a record for us, but it’s consistent over a hot spell over a number of days,’’ Ms Baldi said.
She said extra staff had been rostered on to cope with the influx of swimmers.
‘‘The families seem to be enjoying spending the day down here,’’ she said.
Aussie Hotel assistant manager Josh Maude said there had ‘‘definitely’’ been an increase of customers because of the heat.
‘‘The airconditioner has been a pretty big drawcard,’’ Mr Maude said.
‘‘Everyone just walks in and feels a bit of relief.’’
A Goulburn Valley Health spokeswoman yesterday said about six people had been admitted for heat-related issues. She said while the majority of those were elderly people, two people had also been hospitalised after exercising outdoors.
It was a timely reminder for people to remember not to overexert themselves and to check on elderly neighbours and friends, she said.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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