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.
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Race two of Kyabram’s Harness Racing meet, held at Echuca on Sunday evening, was declared a no-race when the Michael Bellman-driven Never Look Back fell with about 800m remaining.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
Heathcote police are appealing for information after a woman was injured in a hit-and-run incident on Anzac Day.
Cobram Barooga locals are being asked to host an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Australian Cancer Council.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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