Weather Warnings - NSW Fire Weather Warning
New South Wales
Fire Weather Warning
for the Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges and Southern
Slopes fire areas.
Issued at 3:59 pm EDT on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
Hot to very hot northwesterly winds ahead of a south to southwest change moving
through the south in the morning and extending through central parts during the
For Wednesday 18 January:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges and 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.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.
Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.