The Bureau of Meteorology has warned Victorians to brace for the hot and humid weather over the Australia Day long weekend, with "sultry and oppressive conditions” tipped.
Victoria will cop an extended spell of heat and humidity, with 35 degrees forecast for Australia Day in Melbourne and 39 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Dr Andrew Tupper, state manager at the Bureau of Meteorology in Victoria, has warned that the humid conditions might make us go “a little bit troppo” over the long weekend.
“There’s a real risk that we might be going a little bit troppo over the next few days,” he said.
"It actually can affect the mood. When we’re overheated, when it’s really humid, we can be grumpier. Our body struggles to cope because we’re not able to release enough heat, and that can cause stress on us."
Tupper tipped the conditions ahead would be fairly oppressive.
“From Wednesday onwards it’s going to be heating up and that humidity’s going to be there,” he said.
“(It will be) pretty feral Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday and Sunday in particular, that’s when we’re looking at the high temperatures, but also those strong, high overnight temperatures. It’s going to feel in some circumstances like we’re really not getting much relief.
“With that humidity there there’s always a chance of thunderstorms."