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Fire Spread Prediction for Saturday 4 January 2020

NSW Rural Fire Service Fire Spread Prediction for Saturday 4 January 2020

There are a number of dangerous fires burning in the Shoalhaven, South Coast, Snowy Mountains and areas surrounding Greater Sydney.

Severe to Extreme fire danger is forecast for these areas tomorrow with temperatures in the 40’s, very low humidity and strong winds. A south-westerly change will impact inland fires tomorrow afternoon and evening, and a gusty southerly change will impact coastal fires from late tomorrow afternoon, reaching Sydney around midnight. These conditions will make fire behaviour erratic and very dangerous.

This map displays the predicted fire spread and the communities that may come under threat from embers or fire fronts. Other surrounding areas may still come under threat if conditions change, or if fires breach containment lines.

There are concerns for the areas of: - The Shoalhaven Region – from Burrill Lake, north to Nowra - The South Coast – from Batemans Bay to the Victorian Border - The Snowy Valley area – from Tarcutta to Tumut in the north, south through Batlow and Tumbarumba to Khancoban and Jingellic - Snowy Monaro region – from Adaminaby to Cooma, then south-west to Jindabyne, Perisher Valley and Thredbo. This includes all of the Kosciuszko National Park. - Areas surrounding Greater Sydney – Southern Highlands, parts of Western Sydney and the Lower Blue Mountains

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