Temperatures 10 degrees above average forecast as 130 bushfires continue to burn

Bureau of Meteorology says stubborn high pressure system will create hot and dry conditions over weekend and next week Firefighters in New South Wales and Queensland are gearing up for a week of unseasonably warm weather as they continue to battle blazes across the two states. Conditions have eased since the strong winds earlier this week fanned more than 130 fires across Queensland and New South Wales, but there are still 70 fires still burning in Queensland and 45 south of the border in NSW. Continue reading...