Outlook for higher risk

Craig Lapsley

Craig Lapsley

VICTORIA’S seasonal outlook has been revised to reflect increased fire potential, with an above-average bushfire season likely across most of the state.

The state can expect significant grassfire risk this summer as extensive spring growth dries out, creating high fuel loads, with the highest risk across western and central Vic­toria in both grass and bush areas.

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC released the outlook changes in response to recent weather conditions, including above average spring rainfall, and expected above average temperatures through to January. 

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