Australians Warned to Prepare for Extreme Heatwave This Weekend… And That’s Bad News For Firefighters!

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A deep over South Australia (SA) is expected to move East during both Friday and Saturday into the Eastern States.

While this system is expected to bring heavy rains and powerful storms, it will also fuel widespread extreme heat across New South Wales (NSW), the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria (VIC) and Tasmania (TAS) and thus increase fire dangers.

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Canberra fire: State of emergency declared as fire rages near the capital of Australia during major heatwave in January-February 2020. Picture: Twitter

Australians are being warned to prepare for an extreme heatwave striking this weekend and that’s bad news for firefighters.

Meanwhile, ACT chief minister has declared a state of emergency as Orroral bushfire grows to 8% of territory’s land mass and threatens Canberra suburbs.

Extreme heat across NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS – Friday and Saturday

Here a map of the system we are talking about:

During Friday, temperatures in most of Inland NSW, the majority of VIC, ACT and even parts of Tasmania are expected to climb to around 15-18°C above average with peaks into the mid 40’s °C across Northern VIC & Southern NSW.

Extreme heat and temperatures forecast for Australia on January 31 2020, EXTREME HEAT LIKELY ACROSS NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, australia heat wave fire january 31- february 1 2020
Extreme heat and temperatures forecast for Australia on January 31 2020.OCF Maximums via WeatherWatch

Melbourne is heading for 43°C (109.4 °F), Canberra for 41°C (105.8°F) to 42°C (107.6°F) which may challenge the January record. Hobart may reach 40°C (104°C) which could also challenge the January record.

During Saturday, the heat is expected to become confined to NSW with widespread extreme heat likely over inland areas, where peak temperatures are likely to reach the mid 40’s (109.4 – 117°F). Coastal areas won’t be miss out though with maximums climbing into the low 40’s (104-110°F).

Extreme heat and temperatures forecast for Australia on February 1 2020, Extreme heat and temperatures forecast for Australia on January 31 2020, EXTREME HEAT LIKELY ACROSS NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, australia heat wave fire january 31- february 1 2020
Extreme heat and temperatures forecast for Australia on February 1 2020.OCF Maximums via WeatherWatch

Dangerous fire warnings across NSW, VIC, the ACT

Such high temperatures will fuel widespread dangerous fire conditions once again across NSW, VIC, the ACT and possibly TAS and ongoing fires may quickly turn out-of-control as conditions deteriorate.

Yes, Australia is still on fire!

Meanwhile, ACT chief minister has declared a state of emergency as Orroral bushfire grows to 8% of territory’s land mass and threatens Canberra suburbs.

The NSW Rural Fire Service is also warning tomorrow will be a difficult day and properties may again come under threat.

Below some fire prediction maps from the ACT Emergency Services Agency. As you can clearly see, the potential spread area of the fire (red) is much larger than the area already burned (grey). Ember attacks are possible over an even broader area (red and white checks).

The fire has already burned more than 19,000 hectares, giving a sense of how difficult conditions are going to be Saturday.

So, yes fires are still burning in Australia right now and yes this weekend’s widespread Australian heat wave is very bad news for firefighters and people living in danger areas. Australia, are you cleansing the Coronavirus with fire? Find similar articles on Strange Sounds or Steve Quayle.

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