Heat health alerts for Monday 31 January – Wednesday 2 February
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures above heat health thresholds for Sunday 30 and Monday 31 January in the following weather forecast districts:
- Central (in and around metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat)
- North Central (in and around Seymour)
- Wimmera (in and around Horsham)
- Northern Country (in and around Bendigo and Shepparton)
- North East (in and around Wodonga)
Temperatures above heat health thresholds are also predicted for the North East weather forecast district (in and around Wodonga) on Tuesday 1 February and the North Central weather forecast district (in and around Seymour) on Wednesday 2 February.
The weather forecast districts and associated heat health thresholds are detailed in the Heat Health Alert System 2010-2011 guidance note.
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.
Information materials to assist individuals and organisations in responding to heatwaves are available from the the Heatwaves section of the Environmental Health website.
Information about heatwaves and health is also available from the the Heatwaves section of the Environmental Health website.
Specific queries may be directed to the Environmental Health Unit, Department of Health on 1300 761 874 or via email: Environmental.firstname.lastname@example.org