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Alert Watch

We ask owners and residents to make plans for each coming fire season, prepare their properties and know what they will do in an emergency, that is be ready. Once these are all done and in place it is then critical that we know day to day what the weather conditions are doing or likely to do as well as potential hazards that may effect the implementation of our fire plans.

In this section we offer a series of web links to assist you in monitoring the prevailing weather conditions and their impact on fire potential and importantly your safety. These are sites that keep you up to date with the fire situations, fire declarations, the means to follow developing weather conditions and to know breaking conditions (like road closures). We have called the cluster of web links our "Alert Watch Directory" and the links within it are as follows:

  • RFS Advices - current fire situation and changing fire danger conditions.
  • Other Activities - include The ABC as the official broadcaster for NSW emergency information (through local radio and TV stations) and their web based information is included here. Along with a 48 hour weather forecast split into 3 hour segments. A new link helps to bring you up to date with road and traffic conditions that may effect you plans to evacuate in a timely fashion.
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Weather Forecasts - weather forecasts current and 7 days as well as the progressively updated 3 month forecast from the BOM.
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Radar Information - using the Captains Flat radar loops (256 and 128km ranges) to show developing weather patterns. Additionally you can see a much more detailed set of weather influences on the "Meteye" link where wind strength/direction, humidity, temperatures and other weather features are all shown.

While these connections offer good information during fire seasons they can also be used throughout the year to predict local climate events. In fact this could be your goto information site all year round. Also many of these sites have good associated information about being emergency prepared.

Alert Watch Directory

RFS Advices

      Fires near me NSW Current Fires

      Bush Fire Danger Declarations Fire Danger Declarations


Other Advices

      ABC Emergency Updates

      48 hour Weather Forecast

      Traffic Info Roads Live


BOM Weather Forecasts

     3 Month Forecast Climate Check

     7 Day Weather Forecast 7 Day Forecast


BOM Radar Info

      Captains Flat (256km Range) Radar 256

      Captains Flat (128km Range) Radar 128

      Wind Directions Australian Meteye


A good in depth back grounding to the above links on potential weather conditions can be found at the Bureau of Meteorology 3 month rolling commentary called Climate Check, it is well worth the read and watching the video to have a longer term appreciation of possible weather conditions to come.

Updated January 2019

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