High winds and high temperatures are creating dangerous fire conditions in several states today, as crews in South Australia work to keep a large grass fire at bay.
The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) is still working on the Blackford fire, which is now contained, however an active wildfire warning message was issued last night.
The fire has affected the communities of Avenue Range, Blackford and Lucindale with several structures confirmed lost or substantially damaged.
Another day of high temperatures and gusty winds is generating severe fire hazard warnings for areas of South Australia, as well as WA and ACT.
The valleys are generating rain and storms in the northern tropics, leading to flooding in northern Queensland.
Other valleys are causing erratic rains and storms over interior WA, western SA, Tasmania, and interior NSW while keeping inland warm.
Here’s your state-by-state weather forecast for Wednesday, January 13, 2021:
New South Wales and the ACT
Mostly sunny, cool to temperate in the northeast. Then sunny, warm fog in the southeast. Windy in the Alps. Mostly sunny, hot in the southwest. Sunny, hot in the northwest.
Sydney will be mostly sunny with a minimum of 18 ° C and a maximum of 29 ° C. Light winds reaching the NE at 20-30 km / h in the early afternoon.
There is a strong wind warning for the Costa llawarra, Costa Batemans and Costa Edén.
Very hot, dry, and windy conditions will bring elevated fire hazards in parts of the southern interior today.
Conditions have prompted a very high fire hazard warning for South Riverina today, as well as a total fire ban, and residents are urged to remain vigilant throughout the day.
Conditions will be mostly sunny around the ACT with cool to mild temperatures in the Northeast. Then sunny, warm fog in the southeast. Windy in the Alps. Mostly sunny, hot in the southwest. Sunny, hot in the northwest.
Mostly sunny and very warm to hot in the south before the late change with rains. Windy, hot in the northwest. Mostly sunny, hot in the northeast.
Melbourne expects a warm and sunny day with temperatures set to hit 32 ° C today.
Slight chance of a shower tonight.
Mostly sunny, temperate to warm in the southeast. Showers / storms, very hot in the northeast. Rains / storms, very hot in the northwest. Sunny, hot in the southwest.
Brisbane will be partly cloudy with a low of 20 ° C and a high of 29 ° C and a slight chance to shower in the morning.
Mostly sunny, warm to very warm in the southwest and south. Windy, hot in the northwest. Mostly sunny, hot in the northeast.
Sunny with a minimum of 16C and a maximum of 34C.
There is a strong wind advisory for the local waters of Perth, the Ningaloo Coast, the Gascoyne Coast, the Geraldton Coast, the Lancelin Coast, the Perth Coast, the Bunbury Geographe Coast, and the Leeuwin Coast.
Very hot and dry conditions with a cool to strong sea breeze developing along the Gascoyne and Western Pilbara coasts have prompted a severe fire hazard warning in several areas.
Meanwhile, a southeast wind blows through the South Interior and Goldfields.
The advisory is currently for the west coast of the Pilbara, Ashburton Inland, Gascoyne Inland, Goldfields and the South Interior.
Mostly cloudy, warm to very warm in the southeast and center. Mostly cloudy, temperate to warm in the west. Windy, hot in the north.
Partly cloudy in Adelaide with a high of 28 ° C today. The winds will intensify later today and turn into the southwest with speeds of up to 30 to 40 km / h in the early afternoon.
Warm in the coastal parts, generally hot in the interior and very hot in the extreme north.
Staying dry aside from the possibility of a storm west of about Ceduna.
High temperatures and high winds are forecast to create a serious fire hazard for the Flinders, Mid North and Riverland.
Mostly sunny, warm in the south. Mostly cloudy, cool to temperate in the northwest. Late, temperate rains in the northeast.
Mostly sunny day in Hobart. High chance of showers later tonight and daytime highs of 21 ° C to 29 ° C.
Rain / storm, very warm in NW Top End. Moderate to warm showers / storms in Arnhem. Mostly sunny, very warm inside. Sunny, very warm to hot in the south.
Partly cloudy in Darwin with a minimum of 26C and a maximum of 33C. Average chance of rain, more likely in the morning and afternoon. Possibility of electrical storm and light winds during the day.
– Reported with Weatherzone