Extreme heatwave conditions forecast for the rest of the week

Temperatures are expected to reach 39 Celsius this Wednesday and Thursday.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast every day this week will exceed a maximum temperature of 35 Celsius, until Sunday when temperatures would cool to a maximum of 25 Celsius and partly cloudy. 

Extreme heat: BOM forecasts temperatures exceeding 35 degrees in coming week.

Extreme heat: BOM forecasts temperatures exceeding 35 degrees in coming week.

The extreme heatwave conditions have been forecast for the majority of the Southern Tablelands area, between Wednesday, January 16 and Friday, January 18. 

NSW Rural Fire Service have advised that it is expected it could be a very high fire danger rating across the region.

Superintendent Peter Alley said the latest forecasts indicate very hot days for the remainder of the week, which will increase the Fire Danger Rating.

“Temperatures are expected in the high 30’s to low 40’s through until Friday and as a result the fire danger is likely to be elevated to very high,” Superintendent Alley said.

The RFS have advised that under these conditions if a fire was to start and take hold, it may be uncontrollable.

Superintendent Alley urged all landholders to be aware of how fires can start and minimise their risks.

“Landholders are encouraged to defer outdoor mechanical works during the heat of the day. It can take just one spark to start a fire.

“Residents should have a conversation with their family, make sure their Bush Fire Survival Plan is up to date, stay alert and know what it is you and your family will do if threatened by a bush or grass fire,” said Superintendent Alley.

  • Residents can stay informed by checking the NSW Rural Fire Service website (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information), by calling the Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 or by downloading the ‘Fires Near Me’ app for smart devices.
  • Should residents see an unattended fire, they should report it to Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Extreme heat: Forecasts for the remainder of the week. Photo: Pixabay.

Extreme heat: Forecasts for the remainder of the week. Photo: Pixabay.

Bureau of Meterology, weather forecast for Crookwell

Tuesday, January 15, mostly sunny

  • Max – 37 C
  • Min – 19 C

Wednesday, January 16, mostly sunny

  • Max – 39 C
  • Min – 19 C

Thursday, January 17, hot & mostly sunny

  • Max – 39 C
  • Min – 20 C

Friday,  January 18, hot and partly cloudy 

  • Max – 38 C
  • Min – 21 C

Saturday, January 19, possible shower 

  • Max – 35 C
  • Min – 21 C

Sunday, January 20, partly cloudy

  • Max – 25 C
  • Min – 13 C