Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:23 pm EDT on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

Weather Situation
Hot with fresh to locally strong north to northwesterly winds ahead of an approaching cold front, expected to reach the Southwest in the early afternoon and progress eastwards. Milder conditions following the front, with moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds.

For Thursday 19 March:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Mallee, Wimmera and Northern Country

The CFA advises that you:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, and
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

If you are in an area of severe fire danger the CFA recommends that you
- Prepare your bushfire survival kit and finalise your plans.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to

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