NSW RFS have issued the first very high fire warning of the season with high temperatures and gusty winds expected tomorrow (Friday).
The Rural Fire Service has advised permits to burn bush fire fuels have been suspended for the day.
A NSW RFS spokesman said: "We are going to see some very high fire danger stretching from Sydney down to the Illawarra Shoalhaven and down to the very far South Coast.
"Temperatures are expected to be in the early to mid 30s with humidity at least 20 per cent, but it's these West North Westerly winds averaging around about 40 kph hour, gusting up as high as 50 kph in most places and maybe 75 kph at high elevations.
Wollongong is expecting a top of 30 degrees on Friday with a cool change expected at 6pm or 7pm.
VERY HIGH BUSHFIRE DANGER TOMORROW | Warm and windy conditions across the Illawarra will present an elevated fire risk tomorrow. All permits suspended from midnight. Check that any recently conducted pile burns are properly extinguished. pic.twitter.com/fSenwUDPAL— NSW RFS - ILLAWARRA (@rfsillawarra) October 28, 2021
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