15.4 C
Byron Shire
May 24, 2022

Total fire ban for much of NSW today

Latest News

Computers donated to home schooled kids in Lismore

There nothing like the support of the CWA ladies to help get you through a disaster and the Lismore CWA Evening Branch were very pleased to be able to help their community once again to supply computers to some flood-affected Lismore kids.

Other News

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

Everyone reads The Echo

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

The RFS has declared a total fire ban for much of NSW today, including the Byron, Ballina, Tweed and Lismore shires.

Fire conditions are classified as severe and very high today and the RFS says people should stay alert and informed by checking for bushfire updates via local radio and TV outlets and via the RFS website or Fires Near Me smart phone app.

Today’s weather forecast of hot and windy conditions triggered the fire ban.

The ban applies to the whole Far North Coast, North Coast, Greater Hunter, Central Ranges, New England, Northern Slopes and North Western region.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

3 COMMENTS

  1. So in the spring in October, the conditions for summer in January apply.
    Has the climate changed?
    Summer is going to be great.

    • Especially in western Sydney! Current modelling predicts the temperature will reach 50 degC for the first time this summer. To be fair we have had weather like this and total fire bans in October on the North Coast before but usually late October.

      • Ok so maybe not quite like this.
        Heard on ABC this morning that Mondays temps in Grafton and Kempsey (both 40.1 degC) and Armidale (31.1 degC) were all new record temps for October.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.