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Total Fire Ban

Published: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 10:10:17 AM


Under Section 46 of the Bush Fires Act, the Shire of Cuballing is issuing a Total Fire Ban, commencing immediately, until 9PM Thursday, 6th June 2019. 

The Shire of Cuballing also gives notice to landowners that all currently burning fires are to be extinguished.  

Recently extinguished fires should also be monitored ahead of the arrival of the rainband in case of flare up. 


A trough is approaching the west coast with northerly winds ahead of the trough becoming particularly fresh and gusty over the coming days.  Temperatures are not as high as they would be if this weather pattern was to occur earlier in the year, however temperatures are above average for June, and humidity is below average (dry).  Peak fire danger conditions on Thursday in the South West Land Division (SWLD). 

WEDNESDAY 5th June 2019 

Winds                            N/NE Reaching 35-40 km/h sustained, gusting to 50-60km/h in parts. May maintain fresh strength overnight particularly in elevated terrain.

Humidity                        20-25% during the day and 25- 35% overnight

Rainfall                          Dry.

Fire Danger Rating       High through most parts of the SWLD reaching Very High in the Midwest.


THURSDAY 6th June 2019

Deep trough passing over the west coast during the afternoon, with strengthening winds ahead of the trough from early morning, followed by a band of rainfall


Winds -                         Peak in wind strength. Fairly widespread areas of 40-45km/h sustained winds through most of the State, gusting 60-70km/h in parts.  Likely maintaining windy conditions overnight.

Humidity                       15-20% during the daytime through most of the State.

Temperature                 Daytime temps around 20 in SWLD. Overnight temps remain elevated ahead of the trough.

Rainfall                          Dry ahead of the trough. Nil lightning.

Fire Danger Rating       Very High through a significant majority of the central and northern SWLD. Pockets of Severe FDR within this area, most likely in parts of the Upper Great Southern, Wheat Belt and Midwest. 

If forecast conditions eventuate, conditions similar to those experienced at the end of May last year will occur when there were a number of fires in the Shire of Cuballing and across the region.

Ignoring a Section 46 Fire Ban, could incur penalties up to $10,000.  For further information about this ban, please call the Shire of Cuballing on 08 9883 6031 or 0427 836 031.


Gary Sherry
CEO - Shire of Cuballing
5th June 2019

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