Some baby feathered friends are learning to swim at Victoria Park Lake, despite the chilly weather.CHLOE WARBURTON August 14, 2014 3:38am
Swan lake: Baby cygnets have been seen swanning around Victoria Park Lake, despite Shepparton's colder than average August.
The sun is shining and there’s some new baby swans at Victoria Park Lake, but Shepparton is still shivering through an August well below average temperatures.
The swans and their baby cygnets appeared recently and have been getting a lot of attention at the lake, so it might be easy to believe spring is on its way.
With less than a month to go of winter, the cold temperatures are still well and truly settled in.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Scott Williams said the average high temperature for August had been 13.1°C, with a maximum of 15.7°C.
‘‘We haven’t really come out of the deep freeze of winter yet,’’ he said.
The August average in Shepparton during the past 20 years has been 14.9°C.
So far this month, there’s been five days where the temperature has fallen below 0°C.
Mr Williams said yesterday’s weather featured some pleasant sun and a bit of frost in the morning, but the temperature was still below average.
‘‘It’s the old Shepparton southerly,’’ he said.
Today is expected to be similar, with a frost in the morning and a top of 15°C.
Clear skies will persist through to tomorrow, but the below-average minimum temperature will continue, getting as low as 0°C tomorrow and 1°C on Saturday.
Some rain is expected during the weekend, with the north and north-east region expected to get about 5
It is going to be hard for Shepparton to get above the average temperature, despite some more sunny days.
‘‘If we’re going to try reach that average temperature, we’ll need a few more warm days before the end of the month,’’ Mr Williams said.
McDonald's owners to pass on baton
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
If too much footy is never enough for you then get down to Echuca South’s oval on Sunday and catch the Echuca Moama United masters, the EMUs, in action.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
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.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.