Friday, August 08, 2014

It’s going to get hot

A drift of continental air, starting on Sunday will bring high temperatures to the province. The State Agency warn us that temperatures on the coast could reach 36 degrees and inland a suffocating 40 degrees. This could well last until Tuesday when a shift in the wind will bring a drop in temperatures back to the high 20s low 30s.

The concern is that, there has been a ten month period without significant rain which means that everywhere is tinder dry.

The Department of Environment is going to suspend the hunting season which is due to start on Sunday. Apart from the conditions, some of the hunted birds such as the woodcock and turtle dove are in decline. There are laws to protect these species during extraordinary conditions which will be invoked on this occasion.

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