The Bureau of Meteorology this morning issued a Severe Weather Warning for damaging and locally destructive winds for people in Central, Mallee, South West, North Central, Wimmera and parts of East Gippsland, Northern Country, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.
Severe thunderstorms throughout Victoria are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours.
A strong cold front associated with a deepening low over the Southern Ocean is expected to enter western Victoria tonight and cross the remainder of Victoria overnight and early on Monday, introducing a vigorous westerly airstream across Victoria.
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.