SPIKE IN TEMPERATURE SENDS LOCALS TO BEACH
THERE was nothing prickly about the conditions at local beaches yesterday.
The 34C temperature made for a perfect day by the sea for both humans and animals.
A sand-loving echidna was spotted enjoying some rays at Anglesea on the Surf Coast, while a number of dogs and their owners enjoyed a refreshing dip at Point Lonsdale on the Bellarine Peninsula.
The warm weather will linger today, with temperatures expected to reach 29C, before dropping back to 20C and showers tomorrow. Richard Carlyon from the Bureau of Meteorology said high humidity is expected to continue until at least for the early part of next week, despite a change in the temperature.
“It (was) the warmest day for quite some time, you have to go back to March or even late February to see a day as warm as (yesterday),” he said.
“There is a low-pressure trough arriving in western Victoria today, which is likely to lead to an increase in shower and storm activity.”
Henry O’Bryan, 5, and puppy Lucy at Point Lonsdale and (right) Iv y Chapman, 3, with Bomber. Pictures: ALAN BARBER