Fire Weather Warning

IDN22000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Central West Plains, Lower Central West Plains, Eastern Riverina and Southern Riverina fire areas

Issued at 3:37 pm EDT on Thursday 30 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea and a front over South Australia direct hot, dry and gusty northwesterly winds over the state on Friday, particularly over the inland and southeast of the state.

For Friday 31 October:

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

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Friday.