Health alert:
Date Issued:
25 Feb 2012
Issued by:
Chief Health Officer
Issued to:

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures above heat health thresholds for Saturday 25 February 2012 in the following weather forecast districts: Central District (based on forecasts for Melbourne) South West District (based on forecasts for Hamilton)

Note that the predicted mean temperatures for these districts are expected to meet the heat health temperature threshold of 30 °C due to high overnight minimum temperatures.

The weather forecast districts and associated heat health thresholds are detailed in the Heat Health Alert System 2011-2012 guidance note.

Extreme heat can have an impact on human health, normal operations and essential services. You and your organisation are encouraged to continue monitoring local conditions and to respond accordingly through your existing service continuity, heatwave or other relevant action plans. All forecasts and current temperatures are available from the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Additional information including communication resources.

Specific queries may be directed to the Environmental Health Unit, Department of Health on 1300 761 874 or

Yours sincerely

Dr Michael Ackland

Acting Chief Health Officer