Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Greater Hunter fire area
Issued at 11:50 am EST on Monday 16 September 2019.

Weather Situation
Very warm, windy and dry conditions ahead of a cold front crossing southern and eastern New South Wales today. Elevated fire dangers across the northeast of the state today.

For the rest of Monday 16 September:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire area:
Greater Hunter
The NSW Rural Fire Service advises you to:

Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
The Rural Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Severe Fire Danger:

If you plan to leave finalise your options and leave early on the day
Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it
Prepare for the emotional, mental and physical impact of defending your property - if in doubt, leave.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map