Sydney weather: The City will experience temperatures over 40C Thursday, with bushfire danger at extreme levels.
Even Bondi Beach on the coast will reach 40C tomorrow as a high arrives in NSW, with strong winds and fire weather warnings in place.
Sydney’s west will hit 43C and higher in some areas.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has many fire bans in place and said recent rains were not enough to put out the fires.
“Recent heavy rainfall across parts of the state “was most welcome but it might give people a false sense of security”, a spokesman said.
“By no means are [the fires] all out, and it is likely over coming days that we will see fires burn and move again,” he said.
Sydney weather: Fire weather warning in place-
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.
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.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Thursday.
- Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map
- Tropical Cyclone Warnings and Information
- Marine Reference Points
- About fire weather warnings
Sydney weather forecast for coming days:
Thursday 23 January
Min 22Max 41Hot and mostly sunny.Chance of any rain: 20%
Hot. Mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm with gusty winds in the late afternoon and evening. Possible dust haze from the afternoon. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h early in the morning.
A POOR Air Quality Forecast alert is issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) due to elevated particle levels in Sydney for Thursday 23 January 2020
Fire Danger – Severe
Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]
Friday 24 January
Min 23Max 27Shower or two.Possible rainfall: 2 to 5 mmChance of any rain: 60%
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h shifting south to southeasterly before dawn then becoming light early in the morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Saturday 25 January
Min 22Max 27Possible early shower.Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mmChance of any rain: 40%
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Sunday 26 January
Min 22Max 29Partly cloudy.Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mmChance of any rain: 30%
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Monday 27 January
Min 23Max 29Partly cloudy.Possible rainfall: 0 to 0.4 mmChance of any rain: 30%
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely later in the day. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
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