Fire Weather Warning

IDN22000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Fire Weather Warning
for the North Western, Lower Central West Plains and Eastern Riverina fire areas

Issued at 4:26 pm EDT on Thursday 18 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A hot and dry airmass remains over the inland areas of New South Wales on Thursday, with strong and gusty west to southwesterly winds easing this evening.

For the rest of Thursday 18 December:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
North Western, Lower Central West Plains and Eastern Riverina
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 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.