[First filed: February 06, 2009 @ 09:13]
ACTEW have long ago given up on publishing water use figures, and you don’t want to know what I’m wearing as I type in this still warm early morning.
The Bureau of Meteorology is warning that there’s no relief until Sunday.
Now the ACT Emergency Services Agency is making dire warnings [word doc] about the weekend weather.
- “The ACT Ambulance Service has urged the community to take appropriate precautions this weekend to avoid heat stress including:
— Avoid dehydration. Drink plenty of cool fluids, preferably water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink;
— Avoid drinking alcohol, tea and coffee because this will cause dehydration; and
— Wear light coloured, loose fitting clothing where possible.
“This is particularly important for people attending any outdoor events like the 2009 National Multicultural Festival Food and Dance Spectacular in Civic tomorrow,” Mr Cutrupi said.
There’s also a chance the first fire bans of the summer will be declared.
If in doubt there’s a fact sheet on heat stress online.
UPDATED: The fire ban has been declared for the weekend. This also means the following picnic spots have been closed:
- • Googong Foreshores;
• Molonglo Gorge Kowen;
• Selected roads within Namadgi National Park including Old Mill Road, Warks Road, Mt Franklin Road at Piccadilly Circus, and the Corin Dam Road beyond Smokers Gap; and
• Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (the Visitor Centre will remain open).