Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, Northern Slopes and North Western fire areas
Issued at 3:49 pm EDT on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

Weather Situation
A cold front is expected to cross NSW today. Hot and dry fresh west to northwesterly winds are forecast ahead of the front, bringing severe fire danger to much of the state.

For the rest of Wednesday 14 February:
Extreme Fire Danger in the following fire area:
Illawarra/Shoalhaven
Severe Fire Danger in the following fire areas:
Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, Northern Slopes and North Western

For Thursday 15 February:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Northern Slopes and North Western
The NSW Rural Fire Service advises you to:

Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
The Rural Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:

If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day
Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it
Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property - if in doubt, leave.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

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