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EXTREME FIRE DANGER TODAY – Wednesday 23rd Oct 2013

Fire Weather Warning

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Fire Weather Warning
for the North Coast, Greater Hunter and Greater Sydney Region fire areas

Issued at 4:58 am EDT on Wednesday 23 October 2013.

Weather Situation

A front will move through southern and central parts of New South Wales today. The front will be accompanied by some high cloud but windy conditions are still expected in some areas, especially over the ranges in central and southern parts. Winds will be northwesterly ahead of the front tending southwesterly behind it over the land and southerly along parts of the coast. Showers are expected to develop, as well as possible thunderstorms, ahead of the front northeast of the Hunter to the northern inland.

For the rest of Wednesday 23 October:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Greater Hunter and Greater Sydney Region
The NSW Rural Fire Service warns that any bushfire that starts has the potential to cause loss of life and destroy many homes.

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire area:
North Coast
The NSW Rural Fire Service warns that any bushfire that starts has the potential to threaten lives and destroy homes.

The Rural Fire Service advises you to:

  • Check your bushfire survival plan – Now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation in any way you can: through www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au, television or radio.
  • Call Triple Zero if you see a fire.

The Rural Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Extreme Fire Danger:

  • If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day
  • Only stay if your home is specifically designed to withstand fire and you can actively defend it
  • Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property – if in doubt, leave.

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.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/fire.shtml

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