Tomorrow, Sunday 3 February has been declared a day of TOTAL FIRE BAN for all of Victoria.
Victoria has recorded its warmest January on record for mean, maximum, and minimum temperatures.
For the first time since Black Saturday (7 February 2009) Kinglake Ranges News has implemented emergency procedures.
Friday, 25 January has been declared a day of TOTAL FIRE BAN for Victoria.
Tuesday, 15 January has been declared a day of TOTAL FIRE BAN for Victoria.
Last year was a time of exceptional weather and record-breaking heat according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement.
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.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) this afternoon updated a Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall at 4:55pm for people in Central, South West, Northern Country, North Central, North East, Wimmera and parts of Mallee and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts. In Kinglake it’s currently 30.3c with humidity at 38%.
At 2.37 pm the Bureau of Meteorology issued a Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones and Damaging Winds for people in Central, Northern Country, North Central and parts of Mallee, South West and North East Forecast Districts.
The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 8 mm in the Upper Yarra region and about 39 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 9:00am yesterday.