What is the issue?
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures above heat health thresholds for Thursday 24 January 2013.
Note that the predicted mean temperatures for the Central and North Central districts are expected to meet the heat health temperature threshold of (30°C) due to high overnight minimum temperatures.
Who is at risk?
- Central District (based on forecasts for Melbourne)
- North Central District (based on forecasts for Seymour)
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.