BOM Sydney weather forecast shows muggy conditions after a man died from a fire at a property in NSW

Parts of NSW are expected to reach the low 40s as multiple fires continue to burn across the state, with one planned cremation claiming the life of a father.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts Sydney city center to hit 32C on Sunday, while Penrith in the west is expected to hit 40C and Richmond and Blacktown are expected to hit 39C.

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Temperatures in parts of the west of the state and Hunter are expected to exceed 40C, including in Forbes, Griffith, Singleton and Ivanhoe, while 43C is forecast in Wilcannia.

Forbes was the scene of a rare hazard reduction fire death on Saturday after a farmer who was working with his family and volunteer firefighters on site to reduce vegetation on his property was trapped by the fire.

He suffered severe burns and was flown to the Royal North Shore Hospital but died on Saturday night, police said.

A crime scene was set up at the property and examined by specialized forensic officers.

After initial investigations, there is no suspicion, the police said.

Dangerous Conditions

It comes after NSW swelled on a hot Saturday, with more than 30 bush and grass fires raging across the state on Sunday morning.

A fire on Craigs Road in Curraweela in the Southern Uplands was controlled but had burned 3689 acres, destroying property and livestock.

Another large fire burned out of control at Yarra Station near Mount Hope in the west of the state.

The temperature in Canberra is expected to hit 36C on Sunday, while Perth is expected to hit 33C and Brisbane 32C.

Meanwhile, Victoria is in for a cooler day after temperatures hit the high 30s and low 40s on Saturday.

Residents along the Great Ocean Road in the state’s southwest were on high alert for most of the day, with a watch-and-act message for a fire near the Kennett River, though the alert was downgraded in the afternoon.

Several other fires reached council heights before a chilly change rippled through the state on Saturday night.

Victorian temperatures should hover around the low to mid 20s for the remainder of the week.

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