Total Fire Ban In Place This Weekend

For the Sydney metro area

Total Fire Ban In Place This Weekend Stock

We're in for a warm weekend, with temperatures set to hit the mid-30s on Saturday across Sydney.

However, a strong cold front will sweep across, bringing with it a drastic temperature drop on Saturday afternoon and evening - which could see temps dip from 31C to as low as 17C.

The dry winter has meant that such strong gusts pose a real threat to fire activity, with NSW Rural Fire Service raising the fire danger level to "severe" on Saturday - making it total fire ban conditions.

This extends to the Hunter, Illawarra and northwest.