The mercury is tipped to dip below 20C overnight tonight for the first time since Monday morning.DARREN LINTON January 18, 2014 5:49am
The last day of the heatwave wasn’t the hottest, but Shepparton did reach 42.6°C at 4
Perhaps it was just because we had endured a week of searing heat that, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, the apparent temperature — what it actually feels like when exposed to the elements — was as much as 5°C less.
Goulburn Valley residents had to endure another extremely warm night and the only relief today is the maximum temperatures will be 37°C and not above 40°C.
Things will really cool down overnight tonight, when the temperature will fall below 20°C for the first time since Monday morning.
During a 72-hour period to 2
Yesterday was the fourth straight day above 40°C, but despite the heatwave, the monthly mean temperature to date is 32.4°C, exactly the same as it was for the whole of January last year.
The cumulative effect of that heat continued to have an impact yesterday, with Ambulance Victoria responding to another 30 heat exhaustion cases and 37 cardiac arrests statewide by noon.
Heat exhaustion cases peaked at 167 across Victoria on Thursday.
Incredibly, there were still three calls to children left in cars across the state yesterday morning.
A large fire at Craigeburn yesterday afternoon closed part of Hume Fwy and caused all rail services on the Seymour line to be replaced with coaches.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
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.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
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
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
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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