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Wacky weather: Summer arrives in a big way — until 6pm

Melbourne will finally experience summer heat today but the warm blast will be short-lived.

Nine days into summer, the CBD still hasn’t reached 25°.

That will be surpassed easily today with an expected maximum of 38° before a cool change whips across the city about 6pm.

“We’ll lose some 15° in an hour,” Dean Stewart from the Bureau of Meteorology told Kate and Quarters this morning.

“It’s one out of the box today.”

A total fire ban is in place for the Malleem Wimmera and Northern Country regions.

Mildura is headed for a top of 43°.

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