Keep cool – any way you can 

The heat is on and while 70 per cent of Australia is in the grip of a heatwave with the national top recorded on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia yesterday of 48 degrees – the north won’t cop the brunt of the scorchers set for the next week.

Today’s top for Tamworth is forecast to be 39 and 38 degrees for tomorrow while further west at Narrabri and Moree it will be even hotter.

Tamworth will see a week of temperatures at 37 degrees or above – that’s basically topping the old century mark – with Wednesday predicted to get to 41.

Health authorities and emergency services are warning northerners to keep safe – with the young, the elderly, and animals all vulnerable.

Tamworth made it to 35 degrees yesterday – and for mowing contractor Diane Dennis, pictured, cooling off after a day’s work was a small pleasure.

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