Hanging out a load of washing in Victoria’s scorching heat may seem ideal, but not to the state government who wants residents to turn off washing machines to prevent power outages. As temperature in the state’s capital set to hit 44C on Friday, Victorians are being urged to take as much pressure off the electricity grid as possible. ‘The experts assure us that we have sufficient energy supply for today,’ Health Minister Jenny Mikakos told reporters. Hanging out a load of washing in Victoria’s scorching heat may seem ideal, but not to the state government who wants residents to turn off washing machines to prevent power outages. A woman is seen walking her dog in Melbourne on Thursday ‘But it is sensible to not turn on your dishwasher and your washing machine and all your electrical appliances on days like today.’ Melbourne’s temperature will hover about 44C, while Swan Hill and Mildura may reach 47C – three degrees above the December record. The sky has been blanketed in smoke from New South Wales, which is reducing visibility to about 1 km in some places, the weather bureau said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Powerful photograph shows the moment exhausted firefighters…… Read full this story
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