It was 38 degrees in Coffs Harbour today, with Rally Australia officials closely monitoring the horrendous bushfires currently ravaging New South Wales.
Currently all fires within the rally footprint are under control and not threatening the rally stages, but a wind change is expected tomorrow (Saturday), although there's no rain expected until at least Thursday.
The temperature is predicted to drop to 23 degrees on Saturday, which will at least give some respite.
Nothing can be ruled out at present, but rally officials are pushing ahead as normal with the hope that the fires will be well contained prior to Rally Australia's start on Thursday.
Unless conditions improve in the meantime, Monday's testing could be in doubt, although this is currently only speculation.
It all makes for a challenging lead up to the final round of the World Rally Championship.
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