The final days of spring will be very hot in parts of NSW, elevating fire danger ratings in some parts of the state.
A mass of hot air from central Australia will drift across NSW during the next few days, ahead of an approaching low pressure trough.
While hot weather is normal for NSW at this time of year, this week’s heat will be more intense than usual for late-spring.
This is partially due to a lack of cloud cover over northern Australia in recent weeks, which allowed hot air to build up over the nation’s tropics and interior.
Daytime temperatures will be around 10 to 15 degrees above average on multiple days in some areas of western NSW.
This heat will also affect coastal areas, although sea breezes will help limit the heat in eastern…