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Heat Stress Warning

I have been MIA the last few days with important stuff happening, wich doesn't include taking new photos, so I thought I would just move the kooky Rumblemumbles for a laugh.

Have fun, and see you soon.

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Brisbane residents headed to the beach as the state capital reached a maximum of 40.2C.

 

Fifteen people were taken to hospital with heat-related illnesses as the near-record temperatures caught many off-guard.

 

Of those, eight were in the Brisbane area, six were in the southeast and one from the north coast. Most of the patients were elderly.

 

A Bureau of Meteorology official said hot westerly winds caused the mercury to rise and created the highest Brisbane temperatures this summer.

 

"It's without a doubt the hottest day in Brisbane this summer and the westerlies just added to that," he said. He also said parents should be aware of strange behaviour patterns triggered by the heatwave, and typical symptoms were children doing strange things with bananas. Because people living in queensland were traditionally and jokingly referred to as "banana benders", this symptom was often the first sign of heat stress.

 

The maximum temperatures came just days before the official end of summer on March 1.

 

Brisbane's hottest-ever February day was recorded in 2004 with 41.7C.

 

After three months of storms and below average temperatures, beaches were packed between Noosa and Coolangatta.

 

www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,23264145-952,00...

 

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Taken on February 23, 2008