Basacar Produce loader operator Lyndon Dunn cools off with some ice cold water as the heat of the day really cranks up.Photo: Max Fleet hot1801a
Basacar Produce loader operator Lyndon Dunn cools off with some ice cold water as the heat of the day really cranks up.Photo: Max Fleet hot1801a

Heat will stay, but humidity drops

WORKING in the fields is not much fun when the mercury rises, but Lyndon Dunn knows how to keep cool.

“We go through a lot of water — and a fair bit of cola,” the Basacar Produce loader operator said.

He and his team sweated through a higher-than-average temperature of 33C yesterday while working at Gooburrum.

“We start at 5am, and by 7am you can already feel the heat, so it’s definitely hot out here,” he said.

But a slight reprieve is on the cards, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting lower humidity, if not temperatures, for the rest of this week.

“There will be a moderate to fresh southerly change (today), so the humidity will drop right away,” forecaster Gordon Banks said.

“There will be at least four days of drier weather, and overnight temperatures will drop to 20 degrees or even below that, into the high teens.”

However, the temperature is still set to sizzle during the day, with Mr Banks predicting a high of 32 degrees today and the rest of the week.

“The temperatures will remain high, but it will feel like a drier heat,” he said.

“There is nothing on the horizon as far as rainfall goes, so you will be looking at relatively dry conditions.”



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