Cooling off in the Valley for New Year’s

WITH New Year’s Eve temperatures peaking at 39.3 degrees in the Latrobe Valley, community members headed to the region’s outdoor pools to cool off.

Traralgon siblings Amie, 11, Brodie, 9, and Cooper Howlett, 3, enjoyed spending the last day of 2015 splashing around at the Traralgon Outdoor Pool.

Eleven year-old Amie said she was enjoying the summer school holidays with her siblings.

“It’s really hot and it’s fun to cool off in the cool water,” she said.

Three year-old Cooper was only too excited to jump in the deep end of the lap pool for The Express camera – under the watchful eye of his father.