Beating the heat on the beach
This is what Deni’s all about in the summer time.
Some locals took to McLean Beach for some heat relief on Friday afternoon for Christmas celebrations, with a few cold beers on the beach to celebrate a year’s work.
Scores of locals and visitors have done the same thing over the past few days, enjoying time on the Edward River and beating the sizzling Christmas break temperatures.
Deni sweltered on Christmas Day with the mercury soaring to 36.2°C, just shy of the predicted 39°C but still steamy.
And don’t expect much respite from the sun, with predictions of 39°C today and 38°C tomorrow. But it will drop to the early 30s for the rest of the week with possible storms on Thursday and clearing showers Friday.
Authorities are reminding people to stay safe on the river, with local water police expected to be out in force.
Conditions are expected to be ideal for celebrating the new year this weekend.
Saturday’s temperatures are predicted to be mild, with a top of 31°C and only a low of 16°C. It’s forecasted to be a sunny day, with only the slightest chance of a little drizzle.
Sunday will also be mostly sunny, with a top of 30°C.
RIGHT: (back, from left) Aaron Litchfield, Craig Woolston, Myles Vanbeusichem, Trent Cavanagh, Martin Morona; (front) Jayden Dudley and Ben Liphuyzen celebrating at McLean Beach on Friday.