The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast very hot, dry and gusty northwesterly winds developing across Victoria during Friday morning with 39c expected in Kinglake.
This follows a cooler, gusty southwest to southerly change developing in the southwest during the morning and extending eastwards during the day.
On Friday 4 January Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country and North Central weather forecast districts.
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the South West, Central and West and South Gippsland districts.
CFA advises you should:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.emergency.vic.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
If you are in an area of severe fire danger the CFA recommends that you
- Prepare your bushfire survival kit and finalise your plans.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.cfa.vic.gov.au.