Temperature records in Sydney Sydney
The temperature is reaching 36 degrees in Sydney, the hottest day since March 6th. It's ten degrees higher than average October temperature there. Forecast informs, that cooling breezes stay away of the city and shores. A total fire ban was established for the far south coast, central ranges, and in the northwest of the state. Most New South Wales, including Sydney, have a very high fire hazard.
Ben Shepard, Inspector of the Royal New South Wales State Fire Service, said this fire season was absilutely bad, with over 500,000 hectares burnt across the state.He said that this is already twice as many as 200,000 hectares burned during the last two fire seasons together, with two lost lives and more than 100 houses ruined.
“We need people to notice that this is not an ordinary fire season,” he said. “Without a significant amount of precipitation in the forecast, there is a real possibility that it will be very long and dangerous.”