The RFS has issued a warning to tourists not to be on the south coast because of the extreme conditions forecast for Saturday, December 4.
In a very unusual and serious move they have issued a map showing a "Tourist Leave Zone" which stretches from Batemans Bay to the Victorian border.
In a statement the RFS has said that widespread Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the South Coast this Saturday, January 4.
"These will be dangerous conditions, the same or worse than New Year's Eve.
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"If you are holidaying on the South Coast, particularly in the general area from Batemans Bay to the Victorian border as shown on the map, you need to leave before this Saturday," the RFS said.
"If you are planning to visit the South Coast this weekend, it is not safe. Do not be in this area on Saturday.
Tourists are being urged to ensure they have a full tank of fuel.
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Currently the following roads are open:
-The Bermagui Tathra Road is open.
- The Snowy Mountains Highway over the Brown Mountain to Cooma (and onto Canberra) is open.
- Mt Darragh Road is open.
Make sure you have a full tank of fuel. Fuel supplies have been limited but supplies are improving. Drive with caution and to the road conditions, there may be smoke and extra wildlife on the roads.
For more information go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au