The Greater Sydney Region is bracing for a high fire danger forecast for Monday 6 March 2023, as hot and dry weather conditions are expected throughout the day. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, temperatures are set to soar above 30 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels dropping below 20%. These conditions increase the risk of bushfires, particularly when combined with strong gusty winds.
As a result, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service is urging residents and visitors to be vigilant and take necessary precautions to prevent fires. This includes avoiding the use of open flames, ensuring cigarette butts are properly extinguished, and avoiding parking vehicles on dry grass. The agency has also advised people to have a bushfire survival plan in place and to stay informed by monitoring the conditions and updates from authorities.
In addition, residents and visitors are being advised to avoid bushfire-prone areas and report any fires immediately by calling Triple Zero (000). The high fire danger forecast for Monday underscores the importance of being prepared and taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of individuals and communities.