The Greater Sydney Region (GSR) and multiple New South Wales regions will have a Total Fire Ban in force on Sunday, 1 October 2023.
According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, this is due to hot, dry and windy conditions, along with an extreme Fire Danger Rating.
The Fire Danger Ratings forecast for Sunday is EXTREME, indicating hazardous conditions. Individuals must prepare their property or be alert to take urgent action should a bushfire occur on their property or nearby. Travel must be reconsidered when going to fire risk areas.
As of writing, the region is one of nine regions (Northern Slopes, North Western, Upper Central West Plains, Greater Hunter, Central Ranges, Southern Ranges, Monaro Alpine and the Far South Coast) that received the Ban.
A Total Fire Ban means individuals must not maintain, ignite, or use a fire in the open or an activity that can cause or is likely to start a fire.
“General purpose hot works (such as welding, grinding or gas cutting or any activity that produces a spark or flame) are not to be done in the open,” the guideline read.
Sydney also received its first Total Fire Ban in years last week on Tuesday, 19 October, which was extended further to 20 October.
The Bureau of Meteorology reports indicate a maximum temperature of 36° Celsius. The forecast on Sunday is hot and dry. In the morning, winds north to northwesterly will range from 30 to 45 km/h, eventually shifting south to southwesterly in the late evening.