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Late-spring heat raises fire danger across Australia

Ben Domensino, Wednesday October 31, 2018 - 21:47 AEDT

A large pool of hot air sitting over Australia will elevate fire danger ratings across multiple states on Thursday.

High temperatures and blustery winds are expected to cause severe fire danger in Western Australia’s East Pilbara Inland, Goldfields and South Interior Districts, South Australia’s Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges and Riverland Districts, and the Mallee and Wimmera Districts in Victoria. 

Maximum temperatures will climb 8-12 degrees above average in large areas of South Australia, Victoria and southern NSW on Thursday afternoon, with some locations reaching the high thirties or low forties.

The burst of late-spring heat has prompted total fire bans in Victoria’s Mallee and three districts in South Australia, including the Mt Lofty Ranges on Thursday.

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