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High temperatures and increased fire danger for NSW

Friday October 31, 2014 - 13:21 EDT

Most of New South Wales is facing very high fire danger ratings today as the state swelters with temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius in some areas.

The far south coast and southern slopes were issued a high fire danger warning while the rest of the state faced a very high danger warning.

Temperatures across NSW are expected to reach up to 40 degrees [Celsius] in some parts of the state today.

Senior weather forecaster Jane Golding said the coastal sea breeze was expected to bring temperatures down by late tomorrow.

"The coastal fringe today, they should get quite a good sea breeze which will cap their maximum temperatures off then around I'd say 26-27 degrees [Celsius], somewhere in that range," she said.

"But not too far inland from the coast it will be pretty warm.

"Tomorrow it'll be pretty warm before the southerly comes through late in the day."


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