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Too hot to handle

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, December 19, 2013

IT is going to be hot for some time, according to the weather office.

And the average daily temperature of 30 degrees will be felt until February.

According to the Meteorology Department in Nadi, there is going to be temporary relief only if it rains, and that will happen soon.

However, the festive season heat will return once the rain is gone.

Suva in the past days has had temperatures soaring to 32 degrees Celsius.

On Tuesday Suva was hotter than Nadi by a degree and equal to other Western centres. Only Labasa was hotter.

While the heat has been at times unbearable, people have been making the most of the weather in the Central Division.

Beachgoers and picnic lovers have been frequenting their favourite locations.

Shiri Prasad, 49, of Samabula said he had stopped all work. Mr Prasad said he had taken the opportunity to go fishing.

Kini Waqairatu, 26, of Navua said he had started taking an extra change of clothes to work.

"It's the sweat. At lunch, even to go to a restaurant, is like working on the farm," he said.