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Parts of New South Wales hit by heatwave sending temperatures past 45°C

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Temperatures are set to soar past  45°C in parts of western New South Wales this week, with another heatwave forecast to sweep across the state.

Wilcannia is expected to reach  46°C on Friday, while Bourke is predicted to experience  45°C on Wednesday and Friday.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is also forecasting high temperatures for other towns, including Ivanhoe and Menindee, which will reach  45°C on Friday.

Brewarrina, Cobar, Condobolin, Wee Waa and Lake Cargelligo are also expected to experience temperatures in the early 40s.

The hot weather has prompted SafeWork NSW to warn employers and staff to be vigilant to signs of heat stress.

SafeWork NSW district coordinator David Young said the summer temperatures could be deadly.

However, it did not mean work should be suspended altogether, “so long as everyone takes a common sense approach to heat exposure”.

“Try to reduce the time periods spent in the extreme heat.

“Where possible, try to reallocate times to do the work, possibly within the cooler times.”

Source by: Internet

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