In breaking news, the Australian Energy Market Operator has instigated load shedding across Victoria as the state swelters through the hottest day since Black Saturday.
There are reported power outages across a number of Melbourne suburbs, including Glenroy, Oak Park, Broadmeadows, Essendon and Strathmore.
According to AEMO, the shedding of roughly 200 megawatts will affect 60,000 customers, with power outages as a result of supply disruptions.
This will impact the following areas:
Epping, Mill Park, Lysterfield, Rowville, Clyde, Cranbourne East; Southbank, Armadale, Toorak, Camberwell, Fairfield, Northcote, Caulfield, Elwood, Beaumaris, Bulleen, Burwood, Riversdale, Bentleigh, Heathdale, Balaclava, Malvern, Balwyn, Surrey Hills, Essendon, Essendon North, Strathmore, Glenroy, Oak Park, Kalkallo, Broadmeadows, West Footscray, Fairfield, Ivanhoe, Alphington, Airport West, East Keilor, Niddrie, Ascot Vale, and Moonee Pond, Camperdown, Weerite, Yarrawonga, Bundalong, Castlemaine Muckleford, Lara, Corio, Norlane, Herne Hill, Hamlyn Heights, Balmoral, Haven, Woolsthorpe, Grassmere and Mailers Flat.
Motorists are also advised to be careful on the roads, with traffic lights throughout Melbourne and Geelong impacted by the power outages.