A heatwave is forecasted for Victoria, with temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees in many parts of the state over the weekend. The Victorian government has issued a heat warning, urging residents to stay hydrated, stay indoors, and check on loved ones. Melbourne is expected to reach 34 degrees, the highest since last February. Western Australia is also experiencing scorching temperatures, with areas surpassing 40 degrees. The Gascoyne region has an extreme heatwave warning, while the west coast is under a severe alert. High temperatures are expected to persist for the rest of the week.