Summer is just around the corner and the Bushfire Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre seasonal outlook has predicted an ‘above normal’ fire season for Seymour and surrounds.
In fact its warning applies state wide – and comes with a rider.
The outlook isn’t just concerning; it is also forecast a lot earlier in some areas.
However, BNHCRC will do a revised outlook next month which may change the outlook.
With severe rainfall deficits continuing along the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, forests in these areas may also experience sudden changes in fire activity with the onset of warmer or windier weather.
Traditionally, Victoria’s worst period for fire is in January and February. This is something fire agencies are aware of and continuing to plan for.