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From Woodenbong in the north to the Bega Valley in the south, the New South Wales RFS Fires Near Me website says that there are currently 142 fires burning in New South Wales.

Of this, only 21 are not on any alert level and 121 are code blue, which means, wait for advice: A fire has started. There is no immediate danger. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.

The Bureau of Meterology (BoM) forecasts says a trough of low pressure is lingering on the northern New South Wales coast, while another lies over the state’s west. Meanwhile, a high pressure system is developing over the southern Tasman Sea. The inland trough is forecast to linger for several days, until it is collected by a cold front passing to the south at the end of the week.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

A shower or two and the chance of a thunderstorm through most eastern districts, possibly extending to parts of the northern inland in the afternoon. Dry over the southern inland and far west. Areas of bushfire smoke in the east and parts of the western slopes and plains and southern inland. Hot over the northern inland. Daytime temperatures above average, tending below average over the southeast. North to northeasterly winds, tending southeast to southwesterly across the far west and south during the day.

There is a Fire Danger – Very High alert for the Central Ranges, North Western and Southern Slopes fire areas.

The forecast for tomorrow is the chance of a shower in the east. The chance of a thunderstorm through central-eastern districts, the northern ranges and parts of the northern inland. Dry over the southern inland, most of the central inland and far west. Areas of bushfire smoke in the east and over the western slopes. Hot over the northern inland. Daytime temperatures generally above average, tending below average in the southeast. South to southwesterly winds inland, tending northeast to southeasterly near the coast.


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