Fire Weather Warning

IDN22000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Fire Weather Warning
for the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, Northern Slopes and North Western fire areas

Issued at 4:07 pm EDT on Monday 18 November 2019.

Weather Situation

Hot and dry westerly winds will generate elevated fire danger over eastern and central parts of New South Wales on Tuesday.

For Tuesday 19 November:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges and Central Ranges

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Northern Slopes 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 Tuesday.