Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Greater Hunter fire area
Issued at 2:48 pm EST on Thursday 3 October 2019.

Weather Situation
Very warm, dry and fresh northwesterly winds will result in elevated fire danger over the Greater Hunter fire area on Friday, ahead of a late southerly cool change.

For Friday 4 October:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire area:
Greater Hunter
The NSW Rural Fire Service advises you to:

Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
The Rural Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:

If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day
Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it
Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property - if in doubt, leave.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

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