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Expert alert: Victoria faces worst bushfire conditions since black summer

Monash University < 1 mins read

A Monash University expert is available to comment on Victoria’s hot, dry and windy weather conditions that have been declared as a catastrophic fire risk, as parts of the state brace for  the worst fire conditions since the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires.

Kim Reid, Research Fellow, School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Faculty of Science, Monash University
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The following can be attributed to Kim Reid:

"During the passage of a cold front in summer, we tend to see hot and gusty winds that can fan fires and change the direction of the fire front. This is why it's important to continually check updates from the CFA, Vic Emergency and local radio because fire direction can change rapidly during this frontal passage.

"Research into the Black Saturday disaster has shown that the best course of action for residents is to evacuate early. If you are thinking about leaving, leave now."

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