Record heat hits Victoria
RECORD-BREAKING temperatures in Victoria helped spark more than 60 bushfires in a stark preview of what could be a terrible summer.
As 100km/h winds picked up, the heatwave moved from north to south. Melbourne’s 40.9C matched the 1894 record for its hottest November day.
The state’s highest bushfire warning, Code Red, was issued for central and northwestern parts of the state. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kevin Parkyn said: “In over 30 years working at the bureau, I don’t recall a day like this.”