Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire conditions & heat through parts of NSW & Qld, 7 Oct 2019

Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire conditions & heat through parts of NSW & Qld, 7 Oct 2019

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Hello from the Bureau with an update on
dangerous fire conditions and potentially record-breaking heat through
northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. Well the heat that’s been
building over the continent has made its way towards the east and that sets the
scene for a run of hot dry and dusty days for northeastern New South Wales
and southeast Queensland. With fire weather warnings for severe to extreme
danger. On Monday a trough will drag very hot air from inland and temperatures
will soar to up to 10 to 14 degrees above the average. Several inland
locations already set October records on Sunday, and more records may tumble as
maximums approach 40 degrees. High temperatures and gusty westerly winds
will lead to elevated fire dangers reaching severe across the region up to
extreme across the northwestern district of New South Wales. The task of fighting
ongoing fires may also be made worse by dry thunderstorms which could ignite new
fires. Into Tuesday the trough does shift slightly towards the north bringing the
hotter air towards the Queensland Coast and Brisbane is said to swelter with
36 degrees and up to 40 degrees in the western suburbs. Fire dangers will ease
through inland parts of New South Wales but remain elevated elsewhere with
severe conditions extending to coastal districts of southeast Queensland. And
by Wednesday the worst of the heat will have moved through with a cooler
southerly push. Maximum temperatures will drop back into the mid-to-high 20s but
it will stay warm through central Queensland. With no significant rainfall
fire dangers will remain high-to-very high until at least the end of the week.
So if you’re in northern New South Wales or southern Queensland over the coming
days, be sure to follow all advice from your local fire and emergency services.
Check the forecasts and warnings on the Bureau website or app and remember to
stay safe.

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