Atmospheric -often referred to as barometric- pressure has dropped rapidly in Kinglake and surrounds, with Kinglake currently at 999.5 hectopascals (hPa), down from 1004.5 hPa at 3pm.
Tomorrow, Saturday, January 6, 2018 has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban throughout Victoria by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) as Melbourne is forecast to reach 42 degrees.
Severe thunderstorms, lightning and heavy rainfall may be experienced across the Kinglake Ranges as a storm front currently moves across the Kinglake Ranges. Severe lightning can be seen to the eastern ranges of the Great Dividing Range, and across the district which may cause lightning strike fires. Currently, it’s 21.9c, 53% Humidity (RH), Pressure is