The Special Climate Statement from the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia, about the exceptional January-February 2009 heatwave in south-eastern Australia has been updated to include new records set over the weekend. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne set a new record for the highest recorded temperature at 46.4 degree Celsius.
- Special Climate Statement: The exceptional January-February 2009 heatwave in south-eastern Australia - Updated on 9 February 2009 [PDF]
- Media Release - 4 February 2009 [PDF]
For more information from the Bureau of Meteorology:
General information about the forecast for Victoria
The Melbourne weather forecast
The state forecast
Town forecasts (the relevant towns to fires being Seymour, Yarra Glen Latrobe Valley)