New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Fire Danger Ratings

On 1 September 2022, the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services launched the Australian Fire Danger Rating System.

This new system uses 4 simple ratings: moderate, high, extreme, catastrophic, to classify fire danger at fire weather districts across Australia.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

New South Wales Fire Danger Ratings

Issued at 5:05 am EDT on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

District Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Far North Coast Moderate 16
Moderate 16
Moderate 14
Moderate 16
North Coast Moderate 13
Moderate 12
Moderate 12
Moderate 12
Greater Hunter Moderate 17
Moderate 16
Moderate 16
Moderate 16
Greater Sydney Region Moderate 19
Moderate 16
Moderate 16
Moderate 16
Illawarra/Shoalhaven Moderate 16
Moderate 14
Moderate 14
Moderate 13
Far South Coast No Rating 9
No Rating 7
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
Monaro Alpine Moderate 14
Moderate 13
No Rating 11
Moderate 12
The Australian Capital Territory No Rating 9
No Rating 8
No Rating 8
No Rating 8
Southern Ranges Moderate 14
Moderate 13
Moderate 13
Moderate 13
Central Ranges Moderate 13
Moderate 13
Moderate 14
Moderate 14
New England Moderate 16
Moderate 14
Moderate 12
Moderate 13
Northern Slopes Moderate 18
Moderate 16
Moderate 15
Moderate 20
North Western Moderate 17
Moderate 14
Moderate 13
Moderate 18
Upper Central West Plains No Rating 11
No Rating 9
No Rating 9
No Rating 11
Lower Central West Plains Moderate 13
No Rating 11
Moderate 12
Moderate 13
Southern Slopes No Rating 8
No Rating 7
No Rating 7
No Rating 8
Eastern Riverina No Rating 11
No Rating 9
No Rating 9
No Rating 9
Southern Riverina Moderate 16
Moderate 16
Moderate 18
Moderate 14
Northern Riverina No Rating 9
No Rating 9
No Rating 9
No Rating 9
South Western Moderate 14
Moderate 15
Moderate 19
Moderate 12
Far Western No Rating 9
No Rating 9
No Rating 10
No Rating 9

Code

Fire Danger Ratings
(Fire Behaviour Index - FBI)
No Rating
(< 12)
Moderate
(12-23)
High
(24-49)
Extreme
(50-99)
Catastrophic
(>= 100)

Notes

  • For more information about bushfires visit the NSW Rural Fire Service at http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
  • NSW Fire Weather Districts differ from Weather Forecast Districts.
  • Rural Fire Service information line: 1800 679 737
  • Note: On occasion Fire Danger Ratings may not adhere to FBI thresholds above due to agency discretion in setting FDRs.