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.
Shepparton Christian College Year 9 student Aimee Stanyer had a personal motivation to start fundraising for Ronald McDonald House.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Level crossing upgrades to the Echuca-Bendigo line may be completed next month.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram supermarket seeks $10 million expansion, increasing by about a third into adjacent car park area.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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