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Australia The next dangerous weather conditions for firefighters

09:13  06 january  2020
09:13  06 january  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Jan 4 (Reuters) - Australian firefighters battled dangerous conditions on Saturday as fires in New South Wales and Victoria states were expected to burn uncontrollably in temperatures above 40C (104F) and strong, shifting threatened to fan and spread the flames.

The red flag warning means the risk of a wildfire is high. Jeff Nguyen has more.

Conditions have eased in parts of south-east Australia hit hardest by the deadly bushfires, but it may only be a short reprieve.

Temperatures are set to rise again later this week, and it's set to climb above 30C again in Victoria as early as Thursday.

On Friday the maximum temperature in Victoria will be 32C, and it will be windy with some rain.

a tree in a forest: A tree burns from the inside out hours after the fire front had passed in Bundanoon, NSW.© Getty A tree burns from the inside out hours after the fire front had passed in Bundanoon, NSW.

"We have a reprieve for the next couple of days but much hotter weather coming our way on Thursday and Friday," Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said in a press conference today.

Rain gives respite to Vic firefighters

  Rain gives respite to Vic firefighters Cooler conditions and rain will give Victorian firefighters a break from blazes that have already burnt more than one million hectares.The cool weather that has brought relief to Victoria will continue on Monday, with showers giving firefighters some respite before the heat returns later in the week.

Extreme fire danger is predicted for six fire districts in NSW's southeast and the ACT, while severe conditions are forecast for Sydney, the Hunter and the central ranges. Eight people, including a firefighter , have died since Monday. Another man, seriously burnt in a bushfire in November, died in

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian firefighters were set for a dangerous day on Saturday as fires in New South Wales and Victoria states were "We still have those dynamic and dangerous conditions , the low humidity, the strong winds, and what underpins that, the state is tinder dry.

Many residents in Victoria have been allowed back into their communities, however authorities have warned evacuation orders may be reinstated later in the week.

"At this stage the Thursday, Friday do look like fire spike days," Police Minister Lisa Neville said.

a man that is on fire: Rural Fire Service volunteers and Fire and Rescue NSW officers contain a small bushfire which closed the Princes Highway south of Ulladulla.© AP Rural Fire Service volunteers and Fire and Rescue NSW officers contain a small bushfire which closed the Princes Highway south of Ulladulla.

"If necessary, I will reissue that order. But I'm very aware that there are some communities which weren't impacted over the weekend and where people want to get back to their own homes, their own beds."

Parts of New South Wales have had a small amount of rain today, but warmer conditions will also return later in the week.

Temperatures will hit 30C on Friday and there is little chance of rain for the foreseeable future.

Firefighters in race against time with hot, windy weather and NSW bushfire threat predicted to return on Friday

  Firefighters in race against time with hot, windy weather and NSW bushfire threat predicted to return on Friday Milder conditions are providing a short reprieve for exhausted firefighters who are taking the opportunity to strengthen containment lines across New South Wales, before dangerous bushfire weather returns on Friday.The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is taking advantage of cooler temperatures — including rain in some areas — to strengthen containment lines before the mercury rises back into the 40s in some parts of the state.

Weather during the next few days will be similar to what led to the bush fire crisis in the first place: building heat in the southwestern reaches of the The combination of the heat and strong winds associated with a frontal system will create explosive conditions for supporting extreme fire behavior

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Brisbane is hovering around 30C for the rest of the week, but there are currently no fire bans in place.

In South Australia, it will be 31C tomorrow, before climbing to 35C on Wednesday and a scorching 39C on Thursday.

Pictures: Australia’s most deadly and destructive bushfires

a red fire engine is parked in the grass: Wildfires have ravaged the Australian landscape since time immemorial, and while these blazes can be a natural part of the nation's ecology, they often result in devastating loss of life and serious injuries, as well as damage to property and swathes of farmland. Worryingly, experts warn that climate change is turning parts of the country into a tinderbox, exacerbating bushfire risk. As multiple infernos rage through the east coast, we take a look back in time at the most catastrophic conflagrations ever.

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency.

NSW RFS forecasts week long reprieve .
Firefighters across New South Wales have been given a week long reprieve in weather conditions allowing them to focus on containment. Authorities are predicting the longest period of favourable weather conditions spanning at least the next five to seven days with lighter winds and cooler temperatures.Significant back burning operations will be undertaken and some more fire breaks put into some of the dangerous areas.

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