Crews are on scene at a fast moving bushfire in Kingaroy, August 17, 2018.
Crews are on scene at a fast moving bushfire in Kingaroy, August 17, 2018. Matt Collins

Weekend weather elevates fire risk

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency crews brace themselves for a busy weekend as the fire danger rating for the South Burnett sits at very high.

Bureau of Meteorology said there is very high fire dangers for today, Saturday, Sunday and potentially continuing into Monday around the Burnett.

Meteorologist Sam Campbell said Kingaroy currently has winds of 10 to 20km/h, with some gusts reaching up to 35km/h, as firefighters attend to the Kingaroy bushfire.

Kingaroy is currently quite dry, with the relative humidity down to 10 per cent and temperatures sitting at 25 degrees.

"That is particularly dry,” he said.

A very dry air mass will approach Queensland over the weekend with a low humidity.

"The trough approaching from the west will most likely move through the Burnett on Sunday morning,” Mr Campbell said.

The weekend will by fine and sunny, with above average temperatures.

The winds will pick up considerably at around 25 km/h on Sunday through to Monday.

Sunday could see wind gusts of up to 45km/h.

Sunday will be a noticeably cooler day with temperatures around 19 degrees, in comparison with Saturday's maximum of 26 degrees.

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