A Total Fire Ban will be in place for Greater Sydney, along with six other regions, on Monday, 30 October 2023.
The Fire Danger Rating is Extreme, indicating a heightened possibility for bush and grass fires to occur, as per the NSW Rural Fire Service.
The NSW RFS forecast indicates a similar rating on Tuesday, 31 October, which increases the likelihood of another Total Fire Ban the next day.
The rating means travel plans to areas with fire risk should be reconsidered. Adults must take preemptive measures should a fire occur near or on their properties.
Other NSW regions with the ban include North Western, Upper Central West Plains, Lower Central West Plains, Central Ranges, Southern Ranges, and Illawarra/Shoalhaven.
A Total Fire Ban prohibits activities that will light, maintain, or use a fire out in the open or conduct an activity that may cause a spark or fire.
The RFS declares a ban when weather conditions are hot, dry, and windy, which are conducive to bush and grass fires.
“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,” according to the RFS.
To see the full extent of the Ban and its rules, visit the RFS website here.
The maximum temperature for Sydney on Monday is expected to reach 33°C, according to the latest forecast reports of the Bureau of Meteorology.
“Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening,” the report mentioned.