THURSDAY is shaping up as a day of severe fire danger in the south-west.
Firefighters got some respite over the weekend with the Kentbruck fire brought under control by 3am on Saturday.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting Warrnambool will get to 36 on Thursday with light winds becoming north-westerly and reaching speeds of 20km/h during the day.
The south-west has been given a severe fire danger rating by the CFA for Thursday with today and tomorrow expected to be high and Wednesday very high.
Nearly 12,000 hectares was burnt in the Kentbruck fire which began two weeks ago.
Most of the area burnt has been native vegetation in the Lower Glenelg National Park as well as 1150 hectares of pine and blue gum plantations.
A spokesman at the state control centre said smoke was still a concern in the area affecting some visibility on roads.
The Discovery Bay Coastal Park is open and the Cobboboonee National Park is open except for areas west of Wrights Swamp Road.
The public have been asked to keep out of fire-affected areas due to hazardous trees, which may fall unexpectedly. The Winnap-Nelson Road is open, with speed restrictions in affected roadside areas, and some side roads in public land may be closed and people are asked to observe the signs.
The spokesman said the weekend weather provided temporary respite and a chance to reflect on the great work done by firefighters.
He said it was acknowledged that the vast majority of Victorians worked with fire agencies and acted responsibly over the high fire danger period.
The spokesman said Victoria was one of the most bushfire-prone areas in the world and there was still a long way to go in the fire season.
He said the cooler weather was an opportunity to prepare the home and plan with the family as the fire danger approaches later this week.