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.
A tree is down near the Boulevard and Jordan Place in Shepparton.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
CERES will be moving to a new rhythm on June 10 when Melbourne’s Andrew Swift is joined by the Weeping Willows for a series of performances.
CONSTRUCTION of Rochester’s gym is well into the swing of things, with concrete walls erected early last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
China has recognised the Riverland region in South Australia as fruit fly free, but Fruit Growers Victoria chairman Gary Godwill said there was no such thing, and the decision was unlikely to eventually include the Goulburn Valley.
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