ACT and NSW warning: Hot and dry conditions for Canberra region

ACT and NSW warning: Hot and dry conditions for Canberra region

The public is being urged to prepare for some horrendous weather conditions which will cause considerable damage to homes and lives.

Fires in the Canberra region are threatening homes and lives with bushfires easing but hot and dry conditions are expected to return late this week.

'We've had some good rainfall in the Canberra area, but we haven't had much in the past few days,' ACT Emergency Services chief Commissioner Dominic Lane told Daily Mail Australia.

'We've only had [the weather] for the last two days and yet it's been hot and dry, so it's going to hit us again this weekend.'

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The public is being urged to prepare for some horrendous weather conditions which will cause considerable damage to homes and lives

'We've had some good rainfall in the Canberra area, but we haven't had much in the past few days,' ACT Emergency Services chief Commissioner Dominic Lane told Daily Mail Australia

The conditions, which are known as 'Pineapple conditions', are warm and dry and changeable from day to day, according to the Bureau of Meteorology

Despite conditions easing on Friday and Saturday, are expected to return to hot and dry conditions on Sunday.

'We'll get some more [rain] on Sunday, but it will only be limited and limited,' Mr Lane said.

The temperatures will also be higher over the weekend, and temperatures into Monday and Tuesday are predicted to be 'drier and hotter than usual', according to The Canberra Times.

Despite conditions easing on Friday and Saturday, are expected to return to hot and dry conditions on Sunday

Mr Lane said that with that type of weather forecast, the risk of fires was 'not far off high.'

'This weekend, the situation is comparable to conditions over the weekend we had last year when there were more than 100 fires in the Canberra region,' he said.

The fires in the region were 'defensible' as 'there's still some fuel out there, but we're slowly putting out the fires', Mr Lane said.

In a day of unprecedented weather, the New South Wales town of Boggabilla was left totally parched after more than 350 millimetres of rain in one day

A bushfire at Karuah was also raging for three days, but firefighters managed to keep it from spreading to properties

A bushfire burning at a property near Tuggeranong. 'The conditions that we're seeing are very similar to conditions around the Tasman area in 2008, about to see what follows,' warned Mr Lane

Emergency services have warned the weather conditions were similar to what we saw in the south-east corner of New South Wales in 2008, and called for vigilance.

'The conditions that we're seeing are very similar to conditions around the Tasman area in 2008, about to see what follows,' warned Mr Lane.

'It's a day and a night of life and death. That's what happens when there's that many fires in one area.'

They are also urging people to stay safe with a rest stop set up on the New South Wales border.

Winds are expected to become 'sustained and stronger' along the coast, according to the Weather Bureau, and conditions on Sunday will be 'moist and very hot.'

An ember attack is expected to occur late Sunday afternoon near Pambula, south of Canberra.

Towards the weekend, the winds should also strengthen, developing further into 'flagrant winds' around Farrer and Cooma.

Over the weekend, the winds should also strengthen, developing further into 'flagrant winds' around Farrer and Cooma

Emergency services have warned people to stay safe with a rest stop set up on the New South Wales border (pictured), and the Bureau of Meteorology are predicting that conditions could hit emergency services this Sunday


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