Stormy finale for Saturday scorcher
Temperatures set to rise to 37-degrees on Saturday with thunder to follow, but what time will the cool change come through?PT1M0S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2azpt 620 349 December 7, 2012
Victorians can look forward to more summer heat tomorrow, with temperatures expected to reach the high 30s across much of the state.
But unlike the scorcher on Thursday last week, a cool change will sweep through in the afternoon providing relief and a decent night's sleep.
Melbourne is expected to reach 37 degrees tomorrow, with Mildura and Swan Hill getting to 38 and Horsham 36.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Gary Missen said the cool change would sweep the state from east to west and reach Melbourne in late afternoon.
"We haven't put a time on it, we're just saying late afternoon. Probably any time after three or four o'clock," he said.
"It will be quite gusty, a cool and gusty change. It could quite easily drop 10 degrees in an hour after the change."
The change will be accompanied by showers with a small chance of a thunderstorm, he said.
Saturday's hot spell will be followed by temperatures in the low 20s on Sunday and Monday –part of a trend of up-and-down temperatures that caused snowfalls on the Victorian Alps earlier this week. Mr Missen said the snow had melted by now.
The Country Fire Authority will advise on regions of total fire ban late this afternoon.
In Warrnambool – which suffered a fire at the Telstra exchange on November 22 – most landlines and internet services are on track to be restored by this weekend, said Telstra's corporate affairs manager James Howe.
Mr Howe said the 200 customers still missing broadband internet would have it restored by the end of the day.
He said the 2000 customers missing landline connections should have them restored today, although some may have to wait until the weekend.
All mobiles services have been restored.
The fire knocked out 65,000 landlines, 15,000 broadband connections and more than 80 mobile phone towers.