Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Total fire bans across most of Victoria

Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 19:15 EDT
ABC image
Victoria to swelter before cool change. A total fire ban has been declared in six districts for Wednesday. - ABC

Wednesday is looking like the last really hot day for a while in Victoria, with fire bans and warnings already posted.

A total fire ban has been declared across most of the State, with hot northerly winds expected to create uncomfortable conditions also in Melbourne.

The bans are for the South West, Wimmera, Mallee, Northern Country, North Central, and Central.

No fires can be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air for 24 hours, from 12:01am on Wednesday, until 11:59pm.

The Country Fire Authority says fires may spread rapidly and could be difficult to control.

It says if a district has not been declared a Total Fire Ban, fire restrictions may still apply for each municipality.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Eastern seaboard's soaking start to autumn

12:46 EDT

Parts of Australia's eastern seaboard could receive more than a month's worth of rain in the next week, raising the risk of flooding during the opening days of autumn.

Melbourne's summer warmer than average, hot weather to continue in autumn

12:43 EDT

Melbourne may have avoided a scorching 40-degree day this summer, but warm weather is going to continue into autumn, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Biggest rain since last winter soaking NSW coast

15:26 EDT

Parts of the New South Wales coast are in for their biggest downpours since last winter, bringing a much needed drink to gardens and parks but also causing some flooding.