a Fire Weather Warning has been issued for the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region and the majority of eastern NSW (IDN22000 – BOM Fire Weather Warning). Issued at 3:15 pm EDT on Friday 3 January 2020. Weather Situation: Very hot, dry and windy conditions with Severe Fire Danger forecast for the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region with similar conditions along most of eastern NSW.

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. 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.

If you are travelling on the M1 we recommend you check this website for the latest conditions. Bring plenty of water, spare cash and food.

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