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Studies published since then have also highlighted the lengthening of the fire season, and shown that conditions will become more conducive to severe fires as the climate warms and vegetation dries out faster and more extensively.
NSW is bracing for catastrophic and unprecedented conditions in what could be the most unsafe bushfire day in Australia's history.
The country's most populous city has been designated at "catastrophic fire danger" for Tuesday, when temperatures as high as 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) are forecast to combine with powerful winds for potentially deadly conditions.
It is the first time Greater Sydney has received this level of warning since the ratings system was introduced a decade ago.
"Tomorrow is about protecting life, protecting property and ensuring everybody is as safe as possible", Berejiklian said.
The state of emergency gives the Rural Fire Service authority to coordinate other government agencies, take control of infrastructure and government resources, order evacuations, and shutdown utilities like power and gas.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) said that the remains of a person were found in a vehicle.
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At least three people have died in New South Wales since Friday.
It has been very hot and dry here in the past months and although this is a rain forest area, bush fires are now an issue we need to seriously think about.
It's been announced that 300 schools in Sydney and across the state will be closed on Tuesday November 12, including Hornsby Heights Public School, Balgowlah North Public School, Ku-ring-gai High School, Lindfield Learning Village and Berowra Public School.
Emergency services have warned of a "catastrophic threat" as raging wildfires and worsening weather conditions head for Sydney.
Three people have died, four are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday.
The current fires come weeks ahead of the Southern Hemisphere summer, focusing attention on the policies of Australia's conservative government to address climate change.
The fire service suggested that people in risky areas, like on top of a ridge, or places with only one escape route should aim to be somewhere else in the heat of the day.
Morrison's deputy, Michael McCormack, said Monday that now was not the time for political debate on climate change.