Total ban on fire during 'very high' danger conditions
UPDATE 10.30am: OUR Monday on the Northern Rivers has already heated up, as the total fire ban stays in place.
Today is listed a 'very high' fire danger day on the Northern Rivers, and a total fire ban is in place in the Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley Council areas.
The Bureau of Meteorology has observed temperatures already reach 25.3 degrees Celsius at Lismore, 25.4 degrees at Casino, 24.7 degrees at Ballina and 25.4 degrees at Byron Bay as of 10am.
This rest of today is set to see mostly sunny conditions with light winds in the afternoon.
Temperatures are set to peak at 33 degrees at the most.
Tuesday is set to be partly cloudy with the chance of fog inland in the early morning and light winds in the early afternoon, and daytime temperatures reaching around 30 degrees.
Wednesday is set to be a scorcher, with daytime temperatures predicted to reach between 30 and 35 degrees, and a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
MONDAY 6.30am: LOCAL fire fighters have reminded the public that today will be a day of 'Very High' Fire Danger for the Northern Rivers (Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley council areas)
All permits are suspended for 24 hours and no new fires are to be lit in the Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond Valley Council areas, the Kyogle Rural Fire Service reminded on their Facebook page.
"Remember, fires are to extinguished by midnight and the Forest NSW Fire Towers will be operating looking for any smoke to allow the quickest detection and response," the post read.
For more information about fire bans visit http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fdr-and-tobans
For information about the weather forecast visit http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/northernrivers.shtml