The region has both Extreme and High to Very-High Risk areas identified in the Victorian Fire Risk Register. Many are listed in the High to Very-High Fire Risk category. Current typical weather conditions for the Moorabool Shire include warm-hot dry summers and cool wet winters.
Bushfire Season is usually hot with north to north-westerly prevailing winds accompanied by high air temperatures and low humidity.
Under the State Government Climate Change Projections, the region is expected to experience increased summer temperatures, decreased rainfall days, especially in Spring, but with increased rain intensity (storm) events. These factors are likely to increase further the fire risk classification for this region.