Total fire ban for Tweed, NSW Far North Coast

A total fire ban has been declared for the Tweed and the rest of the New South Wales Far North Coast with hot and windy conditions expected.

The fire danger for the Far North Coast is rated as severe for Sunday.

While temps in Tweed Heads will only hit 30, other parts of northern New South Wales will swelter.


Murwillumbah is expecting a top of 35 degrees, Lismore will hit 38 with Grafton is bracing for tops of 40.

Total fire bans are also in place for the New England, Northern Slopes, North Western, North Coast, Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney, Illawarra and Shoalhaven and Central Ranges.

RFS Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie has urged NSW residents to have fire plans ready and prepare properties.

“This is the first time since the devastating season last year we’ve seen widespread elevated fire danger,” Deputy Commissioner McKechnie said.

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