Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Fire Weather Warning
for the North Coast, Greater Hunter, North Western and Upper Central West Plains fire areas
Issued at 4:59 am EDT on Saturday 1 November 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea and a front moving across NSW direct hot, dry and gusty northwesterly winds over the central and eastern parts of the state.
For the rest of Saturday 1 November:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
North Coast, Greater Hunter, North Western and Upper Central West Plains
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.