Kempsey and South West Rocks are in for another hot day with the temperature expected to reach mid to high 30s today, according to Weatherzone.
Kempsey is expected to be the hardest hit, with temperatures predicted to hit a peak of 38 degrees while South West Rocks is predicted to hit a top of 35 degrees.
As a result of the hot and windy conditions, a statewide total fire ban has been declared today, Tuesday February 12.
Winds are expected to reach 15-25kmh and head in the direction from the north-west to north-east and little chance of rain.
The fire ban commenced at midnight and covers the entire state.
No fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended during a total fire ban.
Gas and electric barbecues may be used provided certain conditions are met.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) provides the following advice.
Under extreme fire conditions:
- Homes that are specially designed and constructed to withstand a bush fire, prepared to the highest level and actively defended may provide safety.
- Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and know when you will leave, where you will go and how you will get there. Know what you will do if you cannot leave.
- Leaving early in the day is your safest option.
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