Australia Dangerous fire day ahead of cool change and thunderstorms

12:26  13 november  2017
12:26  13 november  2017 Source:

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• Winds will continue to shift as the front passes, generally resulting in strong, gusty, cool winds out of the west and northwest. • Wind direction will abruptly change • Strong southerly winds ahead of front will. • Thunderstorms also produce lightning which can be dangerous . Fire Whirles Generated by

The cool change forecast for Tuesday evening will also pose a threat to firefighters , because temperature shifts often mean different fire activity. Thursday may prove to be another challenging day , with the possibility of thunderstorms over mountain areas, the bureau's Mr Russell said.

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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All thunderstorms produce dangerous lightning, both during the day and at night. The sun heats the land unevenly during the day , and when the heating from the sun stops at night, changes occur in the atmosphere that force a strong “jet” of air just above the ground.

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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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