Total fire ban continues today

For the second day in a row NSW will have a total fire ban today, due to the large number of fires burning across the state.

The rural fire service issued the ban this afternoon, urging all resident to be aware of fires in their area and to act upon advice given.

The Lower Central West Plains and Central Ranges are both under extreme fire conditions today, but have been downgraded to very high conditions tomorrow.

The Central Ranges covers Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid Western Regional, Oberon and Orange. 

The Lower Central West Plains covers Dubbo, Forbes, Lachlan, Narromine, Parkes, Temora, Weddin and Wellington.

On a day of Total Fire Ban there is a ban on any fires out in the open. 

A gas or electric barbeque is allowed under certain conditions.

The bureau of meteorology is forecasting Sunny weather with winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 26 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 39 for the Lower Central Western Plains.  

For the central ranges the weather is expected to be Sunny with winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 27 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 36.

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