Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Fire Weather Warning

for Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, South West and Central fire weather districts

Issued at 04:47 AM EDT on Wednesday 28 February 2024

Weather Situation
Moderate to fresh and gusty north to northeasterly winds, tending fresh to strong and gusty north to northwesterly over western districts in the afternoon, ahead of a moderate west to southwesterly change extending over western districts during the early evening and reaching central districts later. Hot with temperatures well above average across the State and dry much of inland parts. The chance of high-based, dry and gusty thunderstorm over western and south central districts from the early morning. Isolated thunderstorms developing over the West and South Gippsland, with the risk of damaging wind gusts during the afternoon and evening. Isolated showers extending over southern districts from the west during the morning, and contracting to the east during the evening.

For the rest of Wednesday 28 February:
Catastrophic Fire Danger for the following areas:
Wimmera
Extreme Fire Danger for the following areas:
Mallee, Northern Country, North Central, South West and Central

The CFA advises that you:
Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation through ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV, www.emergency.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.

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