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.
Leukaemia diagnosis for Shepparton boy Travis Lamont, 17, hits his family hard.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh are expected to make a significant and long-awaited bridge announcement tomorrow.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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