OEH issued four air quality alerts for Singleton district on Wednesday morning

Weather forecasts for today include strong north westerly winds and temperatures above 30 degrees - a combination that has led to a total fire band and the issuing of air quality alerts.

Office of Environment and Heritage has already issued air quality alerts for Singleton NW, Singleton, Camberwell and Mount Thorley with PM10 levels exceeding national air quality standards.

The Rural Fire Service has said today’s fire risk is severe and a total fire ban has been issued for the Hunter Valley.