Cooling off on a hot day 

NEWCASTLE sweltered to 37 degrees yesterday and people were seeking reprieve any way they could.

Newcastle Herald photographer Jonathan Carroll found resourceful five-year-old Abby Roser cooling off under a tap at Horseshoe beach.

Due to the hot conditions, Ambulance NSW has issued a warning not to leave children or pets locked in vehicles. There have been 15 cases in the Hunter Region since August, some of which involved babies.

Although the city will remain in the 30s at the weekend, Christmas Day in Newcastle will be a milder 23 degrees.

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