Weather Warnings - NSW Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Fire Weather Warning
for the Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Monaro Alpine, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges,
Lower Central West Plains, Southern Slopes, Eastern Riverina, Southern Riverina
and Northern Riverina fire areas.

Issued at 3:55 pm EDT on Friday 18 January 2019.

Weather Situation
Hot, dry and windy conditions with the possibility of dry lightning will
generate elevated fire dangers over parts of New South Wales.

For the rest of Friday 18 January:

Severe Fire Danger in the following fire areas:
Southern Ranges and Southern Slopes

Very High Fire Danger in the following fire areas:
Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Monaro Alpine, Central Ranges, Lower Central West Plains,
Eastern Riverina, Southern Riverina and Northern Riverina

For Saturday 19 January:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire area:
Southern Slopes

The NSW Rural Fire Service advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

The Rural Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:
- If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day
- Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it
- Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your
property - if in doubt, leave.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Saturday.
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