Sum­mer ar­rives in re­gion with a vengeance

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE North Bur­nett re­ceived a very warm wel­come to sum­mer at the week­end with tem­per­a­tures ap­proach­ing the mid-30s through­out the re­gion.

Gayn­dah recorded top tem­per­a­tures of 33 on both days while Monto recorded 33 on Satur­day and 34 on Sun­day.

Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy se­nior fore­caster Michelle Berry said there would def­i­nitely be more high tem­per­a­tures for the re­gion with a dry air mass push­ing through from the west.

“Th­ese high tem­per­a­tures could mean heat stress for live­stock,” Ms Berry said.

“There is also a fire weather warn­ing for the area from Mo- ran­bah to Biloela to Noosa.”

But not all ru­ral land own­ers have been par­tic­u­larly trou­bled by the ris­ing tem­per­a­tures.

Monto farmer Ben Jarvis has a pig­gery as his pri­mary busi­ness, but he also grows grain crops.

He said he was for­tu­nate that he had har­vested most of this sea­son’s crops.

“I am feel­ing pretty good at the moment, but it is al­ways good to get some rain to cool ev­ery­thing down,” Mr Jarvis said.

■ Do you have any hot tips for cop­ing with the high tem­per­a­tures? Let us know at ge­orge.smith@cnbtimes.com.au.

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