A total fire ban has been declared across the Southern Riverina and North East Victoria, for what could be the hottest November day on record in Albury.
The Bureau of Meteorology have predicted temperatures could reach a maximum of 42 degrees in Albury-Wodonga on Thursday, two degrees warmer than the current November record of 39.5 which was recorded in 1997 at Albury airport.
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The bureau have issued fire weather warning across most of NSW and Victoria, with hot and windy weather widely forecast.
Firefighters on both sides of the Border have warned residents no fires can be lit from and fire permits are suspended from 12.01am Thursday.
The fire danger rating for both the North East and the Southern Riverina districts has been classed as very high.
NSW RFS Operational Officer John Osmond reminded farm workers in the Southern and Eastern Riverina of the risks associated with using vehicles and machinery around crop, pasture and stubble paddocks on hot and dry days.
"On hot and windy days like we are expecting tomorrow, fires can be extremely difficult to contain," he said.
"We urge farm workers to take extreme caution and monitor weather conditions during harvesting operations, and it is likely we will issue a Harvest Alert at some point during the day.
"It only takes one spark to set off a serious fire that can quickly spread to adjoining paddocks and properties, potentially destroying valuable crops and farming land. The RFS will have crews and aircraft at the ready, but we are asking the community to use common sense tomorrow to prevent ignitions.
"It is also important that farm workers regularly take the time to clear grass and vegetation from machines and vehicles to reduce the chances of these fuels getting caught in the drive train or around the guards and mufflers.
"Farmers should also take the opportunity to inspect hay bales and monitor for increase internal temperatures, and take action as required."