High fire danger but no major blazes for New Year's Day

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