The Sydney and Central Coast region is at risk of extreme fire danger today, with temperatures set to hit a top of 41 degrees celsius in Sydney CBD, 45 degrees in Western Sydney, and 42 degrees in parts of the Central Coast. 

The RFS has warned residents of extremely dangerous conditions as a result of gusty winds coupled with low humidity.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency, with the region shrouded in smoke again, bushfires burning out of control and temperatures predicted to soar.

“The biggest concern for us over the next few days is the unpredictability,” the Premier said.

“With extreme wind conditions, extreme hot temperatures, we have a good idea, a good sense, of where the most concerning areas are, but again when you’ve got those turbulent conditions, embers and spot fires can occur very unpredictably.”

According to The RFS, as of Wednesday evening, there are currently 96 bush or grass fires burning across NSW, 53 not yet contained.

The entire NSW remains on high alert as the state’s total fire ban continues.

Remember: keep yourself cool, get your game plan ready and hydration, hydration, hydration.

 

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Written by Izzy Cuyuca