Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:18 pm WST on Saturday 20 January 2024.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to:

Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, and
Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

For the rest of Saturday 20 January:
Extreme Fire Danger in the following fire weather district:
Ashburton Coast

For Sunday 21 January:
Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather districts:
Ashburton Coast and Exmouth Gulf Coast

Weather Situation
Fresh to strong seabreezes will gradually ease along with associated extreme fire dangers later this evening over the Ashburton Coast fire weather district.

On Sunday very hot and dry conditions combined with south to southwesterly winds increasing in the afternoon and evening with seabreezes will lead to elevated fire dangers over the Ashburton Coast and Exmouth Gulf Coast fire weather districts.

Fire Danger Ratings and Bans