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Understanding fire weather

The Fire Weather Knowledge Centre, part of the Bureau of Meteorology, issues warning and information about fire weather. Here they explain how weather effects bush fire behaviour.

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Imagine the weather forecast mentions ‘dry lightning’. Might this mean that more bush fires could start?

Hey Firestormers!

High temperatures, strong winds and low humidity make for bad fire weather conditions

  • Weather and fire,
  • Fire behaviour,
  • Prevent,
  • Prepare,
  • People,
  • Place,
  • Environment


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

Fire weather warnings are issued when forecast weather conditions are conducive to bush fires starting.

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