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Temperatures topped 30 ° C in southeastern Australia today, with South Australians bracing for a day of high Fire danger.

CFS State Service Commander Brenton Hastie said today that tomorrow will be a “potential day of concern” with hot and dry conditions across South Australia.

He said fire authorities would have more planes and volunteers on standby.

The danger of wildfires increases as the summer heats up. (9News)

“We need not to underestimate the conditions of tomorrow,” he said.

“The underlying dryness means that fires can become dangerous very quickly.”

Hastie said the late start of the wildfire season in the state meant fuel from wildfires across the state had more time to dry.

“We are in the utmost dryness,” he said.

South Australians have been urged to prepare their wildfire plan, while people still on vacation in the state should know where the nearby wildfire safe zone is.

People have been advised to prepare their fire safety plan. (9News)

Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and off-shore Sydney exceeded 30 ° C today, a first for Melbourne and Canberra this year.

This warm change followed a streak of cooler weather in December and early January, particularly during the second half of December in Melbourne, where all but three days (December 17, 26 and 27) were several degrees below average. .

On average for the entire month, it was the coldest December since 2001 for the city. For western Sydney and Canberra, it was the coolest December since 2011; for Adelaide and the Sydney coast, since 2014.

After today’s heat, Canberra and western Sydney will remain hot, with temperatures in the 30 ° C range, until January 16, while Adelaide and Melbourne will be more variable.

Temperatures are expected to remain elevated across southeastern Australia. (Fake images)

A cool change will hit Adelaide late on Monday, before advancing to Melbourne, although temperatures will quickly rebound before a more substantial change arrives on Wednesday night to end the heat wave in the two cities.

Wednesday and Thursday will see the heat peak further east over Canberra and Sydney, when temperatures above 35 ° C are likely to be far from the coast.

The likely stormy change will cross over Thursday and Friday, bringing in a couple of warm, humid, and sometimes rainy days before a cooler period leading into the weekend and early next week.

This will mark the most significant run of warm temperatures for the Southeast since at least mid-December.

Reported with Weatherzone.


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