A fire weather warning for Exmouth Gulf Coast today is one of many fire warnings around the country.

The forecast for Exmouth is a maximum of 44C and an extreme fire danger.

Winds are southerly 25 to 35 km/h becoming southeasterly and light in the early afternoon then tending south to southwesterly 30 to 35 km/h in the
evening.

The temperature will stay above 40C until Thursday, including a forecast maximum of 43 tomorrow.

There is also bushfire advice for travellers near the former townsite of Wittenoom and Wittenoom Gorge in the Shire of Ashburton.

The fire is burning approximately 5km south-west of the former townsite of Wittenoom.

There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area and roads are closed. Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

There is a severe fire danger advice for inland parts of the west Pilbara. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a Severe Fire Danger Rating for inland parts of the west Pilbara, including Shire of Ashburton – inland part.

In Perth, weather bureau forecasts a maximum of 28C today with cloud clearing in the morning.

"Winds south to southwesterly and light becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming southerly and light in the late evening," the bureau's website says.

About 75 firefighters are battling an out-of-control fire in South Australia's south. The blaze is threatening homes and residents in the area.

In Victoria, firefighters are on alert with much of country Victoria facing a total fire ban as high temperatures bake the state’s north-west.

A CFA spokeswoman said firefighters were working on one grass fire near Barmah in northern Victoria, with smoke sighted in the area at around 9.30am.

The spokeswoman said Sunday was a “severe day”.

“It’s very hot and dry particularly in the northwest of state,“ she said. “There’s also winds in the area and there’s expected southeast changes later today.”

The West Australian

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