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Heat brings warning from health body

Posted by on 29/06/2018

Temperatures in the Riveirna came close to their October records yesterday while Riverina Local Land Services trained people, including Peter Ingram, before the bushfire season. Picture: Michael Frogley

RIVERINA residents received a preview of the summer to come with the temperature soaring in the past two days.

Wagga experienced its hottest days of spring on Thursday and yesterday, with tops of 34 and 33.9 degrees respectively.

The hottest October day on record was set in 2006 when the mercury hit 36.3 degrees.

While there was no record breaking temperature, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District is warning residents of higher temperatures to come.

Acting public health director Alison Nikitas said heat-related illnesses could affect anyone, but people over 75 years old, infants, children and people with a chronic medical condition were more at risk.

“Heat can put a lot of strain on the body and can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” she said.

“It can also make underlying health conditions worse.

“However, being prepared and taking some simple precautions can reduce the risk of heat-related illness,” Ms Nikitas said.

In preparation for the bushfire season, Riverina Local Land Services (LLS) hosted bushfire management training at Marrar.

The training will also allow LLS staff to use prescribed burning activities on travelling stock routes and reserves.

“Fire will be used as another management tool to control areas of noxious weeds or to facilitate the recruitment of native pastures,” land services manager Mike Dunn said.


Low: 15.3degrees Celsius

High: 34 degrees Celsius


Low: 18.8degrees Celsius

High: 33.9degrees Celsius


Sunny, max: 35degrees Celsius


Sunny, max: 33degrees Celsius


Partly cloudy, max:27degrees Celsius

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