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Heat Health Alert: Friday, January 4 2013

Meld Magazine

Thu Jan 03 2013


THE Victorian Department of Health has issued a heat health alert for Friday, January 4 2013. Temperatures are forecasted to reach a top of 41 degrees. Here are some tips to prevent heat-related illness.

The Victorian Department of Health has the following advice for students as temperatures skyrocket on Friday, January 4:

1. Drink water – stay hydrated

2. Keep cool – shade and air conditioning

3. Use sun protection – 30+ sunscreen and wear a hat

4. Avoid the sun – 11am to 4pm

5. Go to an air conditioned space like a library or

shopping centre

6. Go to the local pool

7. Have a cool bath or shower

8. Check on your neighbours, friends and family

9. Never leave anyone or an animal in the car

Important contact information

For life threatening emergencies telephone 000
For 24 hour health advice, contact Nurse on Call – 1300 60 60 24

For further information go to:
Department of Health Victoria website:

City of Melbourne heatwave website: