Weather Warnings - Canberra Fire Weather Warning
New South Wales
Fire Weather Warning
for the Australian Capital Territory.
Issued at 2:40 am EDT on Sunday 20 December 2015.
Hot, dry and windy conditions are expected over the ACT on Sunday ahead of an
approaching cold front. W/NW winds are expected over most of the area.
For the rest of Sunday 20 December:
Severe Fire Danger in the following fire area:
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Emergency Services Agency advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.esa.act.gov.au/actrfs/ and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.esa.act.gov.au/actrfs/.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
The town of Gawler and surrounding districts north of Adelaide are bracing for significant flooding, with the Army called in to help residents fill sandbags at Two Wells.
Three adults and two young children have been rescued by helicopter after becoming trapped in floodwaters in Huonville, south-east of Tasmania.
Water levels are rising in the Gawler River, with significant flooding expected as it reaches its peak later tonight.