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Australia Dangerous fire day ahead of cool change and thunderstorms

12:26  13 november  2017
12:26  13 november  2017 Source:   9news.com.au

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The hot spell in Australia’s south-east is about to come to an end, but first we have a dangerous fire day ahead of us.

Tomorrow there's an elevated fire threat as northerly winds freshen and parts of South Australia approach temperatures of 40 degrees, while Victoria's Mallee district heads for the high 30s.

A Total Fire Ban is in place for the South Australian districts of the Lower South East, Murraylands, Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Flinders and Adelaide Metropolitan area.

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Heating/ Cooling Days . Monthly Temperatures. Southwest winds will increase well ahead of the front today with strong winds expected from the Red Desert through Casper beginning this afternoon. It will also be dry and warm ahead of the front, increasing fire danger in the low elevation grasses.

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And in Victoria, the Mallee district is under a Total Fire Ban with Mildura set to reach 38 degrees.

The cool change is forecast to reach Adelaide late tomorrow, bringing thunderstorms and up to 20 millimetres in rain by Wednesday night.

Melbourne can expect the cold change on Wednesday night, with the chance of thunderstorms and potentially more than 30 millimetres in rain by Friday night.    

Meanwhile, Sydney will remain mostly fine for tomorrow and Wednesday, with maximums of 23 and 25 degrees.

Further north, Brisbane’s in for a duo of hot and cloudy days, with the mercury pushing into the high 20s. 

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