A TOTAL fire ban remains in force for the Illawarra tonight and throughout tomorrow and the weekend.
Extreme bushfire conditions will once again make it a dangerous day for emergency service workers, as the Bureau of Meteorology reminds communities to remain alert to the risks posed by the heatwave, with extreme temperatures set to impact large parts of south-eastern Australia.
Bureau meteorologist Sarah Scully says many areas of NSW will experience severe to extreme heatwaves this week.
The Bureau has forecast a partly cloudy day tomorrow (Thursday December 19) with areas of smoke haze. Temperatures in Wollongong are expected to hit 35 degrees.
A cool south to southeasterly change will move through the Illawarra in the early afternoon.
“For many areas, severe to extreme heatwave conditions will be felt, so it’s important people follow the advice of health authorities, stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings from the Bureau and remember to check in on any vulnerable family and friends,” Ms Scully said.
See the Bureau’s latest heatwave forecasts.
Visit https://www.myfireplan.com.au to create or update your fire plans.
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