Fire Weather Warnings are in place about many parts of Australia. Parts of WA, SA, QLD, VIC and NSW all have fire weather warnings in place.
In New South Wales, the Fire Weather Warning includes the Greater Hunter and Sydney regions as well as Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Monaro Alpine, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, Lower Central West Plains, Southern Slopes and Eastern Riverina.
According to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, the most extreme danger can will be found about Monaro Alpine and Southern Ranges. The NSW Rural Fire Service warns that any bush fire that starts has the potential to cause loss of life and destroy many homes.
The Australian Capital Territory is also under an extreme fire danger today.
The fire danger for the Greater Hunter and Sydney regions is listed as “Severe”. The NSW Rural Fire Service warns that any brush fire that starts in this area has the potential to threaten lives and destroy homes.
Extremely hot and dry weather will continue across much of NSW today. Highs in Sydney will be close to 40. Temperatures should rise into the upper 40’s for places like Bourke and Tibooburra.
By Howard Joseph, WeatherWatch.co.nz