Another Total Fire Ban will be in force for Greater Sydney and other regions across the state on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.
This was after the Ban the NSW Rural Fire Service declared yesterday, 30 October, due to hot, dry, and windy conditions.
Six other regions with a Total Fire Ban on Tuesday include North Western, Northern Slopes, New England, Central Ranges, Greater Hunter, and Illawarra/Shoalhaven.
The Fire Danger Rating is set to Extreme, which means individuals must take action to secure their properties, create plans should fire reach their areas, and take the necessary precautions. Travel, especially to at-risk areas, is highly discouraged.
“During a Total Fire Ban, you cannot light, maintain or use a fire in the open, or to carry out any activity in the open that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire. A total fire ban helps limit the potential of fires starting,” the NSW RFS Hawkesbury District mentioned.
“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 NSW RFS.
To see the full extent of the Ban and its rules, visit the RFS website here.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology in its Sydney forecast, the maximum temperature on Tuesday is 29 °C with a minimum of 21 °C. There will be a chance of a thunderstorm in the morning, while the afternoon will be mostly sunny.
“Winds northwest to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon,” the latest report indicated.