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Friday Fire Ban

It's going to be hot and windy

Friday Fire Ban

No surprises with today's forecast hot and windy conditions leading to a Total Fire Ban declaration for Greater Sydney which takes in all of the Central Coast.

Also affected are the Greater Hunter, Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Ranges.

Our fire danger rating has been assessed as Very High. The mercury's expected to hit 34 in Gosford and 27 at The Entrance.

In related news Safework NSW is urging Coast Businesses and workers to take care during expected higher temperatures today.

Director Tony Williams says businesses need to have systems in place to protect workers from the risk of heat-related illness and exposure to ultra violet radiation.

Over the four years to July 2016, there were 504 workers compensation claims in NSW for heat stroke, fatigue and skin cancer, at a cost of more than $7 million.

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