Many areas across eastern NSW are under Total Fire Bans due to continuous long dry spell and heat expected today. There are already many blazes across NSW and with low humidity, expected thunderstorms, lightning strikes may spark new bushfires. In Sydney for instance, temperatures are expected to peak in the mid 30s. Many parts of NSW and Queensland have experienced seriously dry conditions with very little rainfall for more than 3 months. Coupled with high temperatures and strong winds through August and September, this has made conditions very critical.
And there is very little relief in sight with possible high temperatures again expected next weekend! Rainfall is desperately needed to ease drought and the bushfire conditions.