In 2019, the heatwave is forecast to continue, with temperatures expected to peak at 35C on Monday and Wednesday.
The mercury will reach a record of 29C in Melbourne on Thursday.
It will then fall to 22C on Friday.
Melbourne’s heatwave season is expected to last for more than a month, but temperatures will continue to rise as the city is hammered by heatwaves across the state.
Melburnians are advised to wear layers, stay cool and stay away from outdoor activities in the heat.
There will also be heavy rain, and there is an increased risk of electrocution, which can be fatal.
Melbournians should be mindful of their surroundings and stay indoors as the mercury climbs to 35C.
Melbourne’s temperature index has climbed to 32C in some parts of the city, while the heat index is currently at 38C.
Melwood will also see heavy rainfall, with a heavy rainfall in the CBD forecast for Tuesday, while high pressure is forecast for the north-west on Wednesday.
The weather will then peak at 34C on Thursday, with highs expected to be in the 40s.
It’s forecast that temperatures will fall to around 30C by Friday, and by Monday the mercury will be near 35C in the city.
There will be heavy showers and thunderstorms in the south and east of the state on Wednesday and Thursday, and the mercury is forecast at 30C in parts of Melbourne.