Another scorcher headed our way
Victorians are bracing for one of the hottest days in years.
With predicted temperatures between the mid 30's to early 40's for the next five days, authorities have issued health alerts, closed parks and enacted total fire bans across the state.
At the tennis, concern has been raised for player safety as the mercury on centre court hit an energy-sapping 69 degrees.
Firefighters are also fighting fires in western and south-western parts of the state.
CFA RAISING FUNDS ACROSS THE STATE
EARLIER It was a dramatic night on the train network, with two signal faults on the Geelong line keeping passengers stuck on a packed, hot train.
Radio 3AW received multiple reports of trouble after 6pm on Thursday.
Passengers reported being stuck on a full train with poor air-conditioning and concerned commuters.
VLine later confirmed two signal faults, at Corio and Lara, were causing delays of up to an hour.
Melbourne and surrounds roasted in heat of up to 40 degrees throughout the day, with the temperature still 38 degrees at 7pm.
Almost every line was impacted by delays at some point.
COOL CHANGE AHEAD