Australia extreme heatwave: power outages in Melbourne amid 'load shedding' – live
Victorians urged to ration non-urgent electricity use in the heat, with temperatures forecast to climb to 44C in Melbourne
Here’s the view in Tasmania, from Guardian Australia contributor Adam Morton.
Smoky in Hobart. 800km of fire front, 64,000ha already burnt + today: up to 38 degrees, strong winds, the possibility of more dry lightning strikes https://t.co/GehGUzJtAz
Geeveston residents - please take care on the roads if you choose to leave the area following the Tasmania Fire Service issuing a Bushfire Emergency Warning this morning.
Bushfires close to the town could put Geeveston at risk and the safest thing... https://t.co/Hs7ZNrrCR5
@Spoonyman The fire brigade have just been around and advised that they have now closed the road at Geeveston so there is no where north we can go. If it comes to the worst they have set up at the RSL and hospital for us to go. It is just a wait and see. This is from my dad.
Relief is in sight Vic! Temperatures will drop around 15 degrees very quickly post-change along the coast, however the drop will be more gradual inland. Check out the current oberservations on the #BomApp or website: https://t.co/gvDhvHRuhl #VicCoolChange #Vicweather #Melbweather pic.twitter.com/2S3rnAHBD0Continue reading...