Fairfax Media Network

Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Fire Weather Warning
for the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, South
West and Central forecast districts.

Issued at 5:01 am EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

Weather Situation
A warm to hot and partly cloudy day with fresh to strong and gusty north to
northwesterly winds developing in the morning ahead of a cool gusty
southwesterly change in the west during the afternoon, extending to central
areas in the evening. Isolated showers and thunderstorms developing near the
change then becoming scattered in the south following the change. Raised dust
over the northwest during the afternoon and evening.

For the rest of Wednesday 25 November:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country and North Central

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
North East, South West and Central

The CFA advises that you:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.cfa.vic.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.cfa.vic.gov.au.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

National Servicemen's Memorial Pipes and Drums Band witnesses devastating drought on outback tour

15:03 EDT

One of Australia's most renowned pipe and drum bands will end an ambitious tour this weekend with a renewed understanding of how rural Queenslanders are dealing with drought.

WA's desert drenching

13:05 EDT

Arid parts of Western Australia received a drenching overnight as thunderstorms passed overhead, with Meekatharra receiving more rain in ten minutes than they usually see in the whole month of November.

Haystack fires to burn grain producers who baled up failed crops, didn't get insurance

12:22 EDT

Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.