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.
UPDATE: The CFA has downgraded its advice message.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
THE annual One and All Inclusion Day is heading back to the revamped Echuca Racecourse on Sunday.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
The lead up to the Christmas period has seen a group Moira Foodshare volunteers providing necessary food for those in need, one box at a time.
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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