Sydney Fire weather warning issued.

Breaking News tonight, with a fire weather warning issued for Sydney and New South Wales.

After severe bushfires devestated much of the State in December and early January, there are fears another bout of bushfires are on the way.

There’s going to be Strong to gale force winds are forecast for parts of southern and western NSW later today and Thursday, A Severe Weather Warning is current for Damaging Winds averaging 55 – 65kmh, gusts to 90kmh for various areas.

The weather includes hot, gusty and strong winds across the region, including Greater Sydney.

Ten New Sydney report from the NSW Rural Fire Service

Sydney Fire Weather/ NSW Fire weather warning:

Fire Weather Warning

Fire Weather Warning
for the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, North Western, South Western and Far Western fire areas

Issued at 4:47 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Weather Situation

High temperatures and gusty winds associated with the passage of a trough will bring elevated fire dangers to the western inland for the remainder of today. As the trough moves eastward, elevated fire dangers will affect eastern NSW tomorrow.

For the rest of Wednesday 22 January:

Severe Fire Danger in the following fire areas:
North Western, South Western and Far Western 

For Thursday 23 January:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges and North Western 

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.

For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.