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Sydney heats up, fires erupt across New South Wales

Parts of New South Wales are expected to experience three days of extreme heat, but Sydney will experience its hottest day in two years.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a heatwave could hit the north-central coast of New South Wales from Monday.

Daytime temperatures are expected to peak in the mid-30s over the next few days. Overnight, the temperature could drop to he mid-tens or about 20 degrees.

The agency said heatwave conditions were likely to peak on Tuesday before milder conditions continued across New South Wales on Thursday, when conditions should ease.

Sydney will also feel the heat in the first half of the week.

“These conditions are being driven by hot, dry, west-northwest continental winds that are bringing high temperatures to eastern NSW, including Sydney,” the agency said.

“It’s not uncommon to experience heat waves in early autumn when the weather transitions from warm summers to cold winters.”

On Monday, temperatures soared to 38 degrees in Sydney despite it being autumn. It was the highest temperature in the port city in over 800 days, according to the report. Forecaster Weather Zone.

November 29, 2020 was the last day in Sydney to exceed 38 degrees. Since then, La Niña years have been repeated, with cooler and wetter summers.

The heat is expected to continue late into the night, Weatherzone added.

By 9pm, temperatures in Sydney are still around 30 degrees and can drop to as low as 20 degrees by midnight. The fever is expected to subside slowly at the beginning of the week, reaching 34 degrees for him on Tuesday and 30 degrees for him on Wednesday.

By Thursday, temperatures should be in the mid-20s in Sydney, but showers are expected over the weekend.

Long-term forecasts for autumn show that much of Australia will likely be drier and warmer than usual, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Sydney hasn’t hit 38 degrees since November 2020.

Fire alarm spreads statewide

Hot, dry conditions and gusty winds across New South Wales have increased the risk of fire.

on monday, sydney, The Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Range, Monaro Alpine, Southern Slope, Eastern and Northern Riverina, Midwestern Upper Plains, and Northwestern and Northern Slope regions received a ‘High’ rating on the NSW RFS Fire Risk Scale.

The Midwestern Low Plains, Central Mountains, and Greater Hunter regions were at “extreme” fire hazard..

“Winds will gradually move from west to southwest and weaken in the evening,” BOM said.

“Isolated high-base thunderstorms are likely in the southern and central ranges in the early morning, followed by afternoon development in the northeastern ranges. expected.”

One emergency alert was issued Monday afternoon for an out-of-control wildfire. Tambaroollah, 280 kilometers west of Sydney.

people in the area of Areas of Alpha Road, Hill End Road, Ulamulla Road and Tambaroora should seek shelter. NSW RFS said too late to leave.

There are several other active fires burning across NSW.

person inside Burrendong is instructed to watch and act if necessary as the flames spiral out of control.

Monsoon drenches Queensland

Meanwhile, Far North Queensland has a flood warning in place. When the monsoon hits the state.

The system is likely to remain near the south of the Gulf of Carpentaria for the next few days, but

Total daily precipitation is likely to reach 20-40 mm, with 70-100 mm of rain likely across saturated watersheds.

Several major roads in the northern part of the state were closed due to bad weather.

Hundreds of people were displaced from remote communities as the monsoon crossed the Top End.

Water levels continue to rise in parts of the Northern Territory’s Victoria River, with the crossings of the Victoria River still flooded, but the rains are beginning to abate.

-with AAP

https://thenewdaily.com.au/weather/2023/03/06/sydney-heat-weather-nsw-fires/ Sydney heats up, fires erupt across New South Wales

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