Victorian Fire Conditions Forecast To Ease

Cooler weather later in the week


5 March 2019

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Cooler weather conditions in Victoria are expected to both help and hinder firefighting efforts in Victoria this week.

While the drop in temperatures is expected to bring welcome relief to the state, but a severe thunderstorm warning could bring flash flooding and dry lightning. 

More than 2000 firefighters have been fighting fires across Victoria over the past few days.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for East Gippsland and North East districts on Monday night, and is expected to provide some much-needed relief for firefighters battling the blaze in Dargo.

But those battling the Bunyip fire may not see any relief until early on Wednesday morning, with the cool change predicted to arrive then.

At least two homes, and nine structures in total, have been destroyed by the latest round of devastating bushfires, with the CFA saying they expect the official number to rise over the next few days.

There are six Watch and Act warnings in place across the state covering more than 50 towns.

Residents living in those areas were warned that leaving is the safest option.

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