Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire weather conditions for northeast NSW & SE Qld, 7 Nov. 2019

Severe Weather Update: dangerous fire weather conditions for northeast NSW & SE Qld, 7 Nov. 2019


Hello from the Bureau. Dangerous fire weather conditions are going
to develop across parts of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland on Friday. Areas where there’s already dozens of going
fires are likely to experience severe to extreme fire dangers. And with the weather conditions expected,
any going fires will be fast moving and difficult to control, so it will be very important to
follow advice from your local fire agencies if you’re in these areas. Now, the reason we’re expecting these elevated
fire dangers is that heat and winds are intensifying ahead of a series of troughs. The troughs will move gradually towards the
east on Friday, and very hot temperatures are building ahead of the troughs, and are
likely to see temperatures as high as 10 degrees above average at some locations. Fresh to strong and gusty west to northwesterly
winds are also going to build during the day on Friday, and when combined with the low
humidity and high temperatures, will lead to these dangerous conditions. The troughs eventually push through the northeast
of New South Wales and southeast Queensland early on Saturday morning, and behind these
systems there will be cooler, southwestly winds. But there’s no rain expected with the systems,
so heightened bushfire risk is maintained, with very high fire dangers persisting across
the weekend. Along with the fire weather risk, smoke will
continue to pose health impacts for communities so please stay up-to-date with all the latest
forecasts and warning on the Bureau’s website and app and follow all advice from local emergency
services across the weekend.

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