Weather Warnings - Canberra Fire Weather Warning
New South Wales
Fire Weather Warning
for the Australian Capital Territory.
Issued at 4:15 am EDT on Friday 17 February 2017.
A front is forecast to enter far south of NSW on Friday morning. Hot and dry
weather conditions with fresh west northwesterly winds ahead of the front is
forecast to bring severe fire danger in ACT on Friday.
For the rest of Friday 17 February:
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 full devastation brought on by Tropical Cyclone Debbie will not be known until the morning, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned, as the system is further downgraded to a category two.
Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category two system after crossing the north Queensland coast.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category three system, having made landfall along the north Queensland coastline near Airlie Beach earlier this afternoon as a slow-moving category four system.