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.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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