The Cudgegong District Rural Fire Service have once again suspended fire permits with the Fire Danger Rating reaching ‘Very High’ for the Mid-Western Regional Council.
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The rating was put in place for the area for Wednesday and Thursday.
The Cudgegong District RFS recommend that landholders continue to monitor the weather forecast as the temperature is going to remain in the mid to high 30’s for the coming week.
The Bureau of Meteorology say that the severe heatwave conditions currently being experienced will remain largely unchanged until the middle of next week.
This is due to a stagnant high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing a hot air mass across Australia's southern and eastern states.
Mudgee is predicted to get back to 37 degrees on Monday and then hit 38 the next day.
Both maximum and minimum temperatures are likely be climb more than 10 degrees above average at times during the next week.
A Total Fire Ban was declared for the Greater Sydney Region and Illawarra/Shoalhaven regions for Thursday, due to forecast hot and windy conditions.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) provides the following advice, under Severe and Very High fire conditions:
A low pressure trough is expected to cross the state from west to east during the middle of next week, flushing the heat out of most districts and allowing temperatures to return closer to average.
This change is also likely to produce showers and thunderstorms as it moves over the state and some of these storms may become severe. Gusty winds ahead of and with the change will also elevate fire danger ratings.
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