What is the issue?
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures above heat health thresholds for Monday 7 January 2013 .
Note that the predicted mean temperatures for the North Central and Mallee districts are expected to meet the heat health temperature threshold of 30 C (North Central) and 34C (Mallee) due to high overnight minimum temperatures.
Who is at risk?
- North Central District (based on forecasts for Seymour)
- Mallee District (based on forecasts for Mildura)
The Department of Health is issuing this alert in order to allow you to make any preparations necessary to respond to heatwave conditions given the many impacts hot weather can have on human health, normal operations and essential services.