The South West Slopes and Wagga have ceased the issuing of fire permits for an undetermined time.
This means that the only open fires that are allowed to be lit would be for the purpose of cooking.
On Friday, January 1 the temperature is tipped to reach a top of 36 degrees in Wagga, 37 degrees in Griffith and 36 degrees in Cootamundra. A broad, low-pressure trough is expected to move over NSW on Sunday, bringing widespread showers to much of the state.
There is a ‘high’ fire danger rating for the Northern, Southern, Eastern Riverina and the Southern Slopes.
Fire danger ratings: Friday, January 1
Northern Riverina: high
Southern Riverina: high
Eastern Riverina: high
Southern Slopes: high
Lower Central West Plains: high
Know your fire area
Northern Riverina: Carrathool, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera
Southern Riverina: Berrigan, Conargo, Corowa, Deniliquin, Jerilderie, Murray, Urana, Wakool
Eastern Riverina: Albury, Coolamon, Greater Hume, Junee, Lockhart
Lower Central West Plains: Bland, Dubbo, Formes, Lachlan, Narromine, Parkes, Temora, Weddin, Wellington
Southern Slopes: Boorowa, Cootamundra, Gundagai, Harden, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Young