Fire fighters will be on high alert over the coming days, with total fire bans in some parts of the region.
Northern Slopes and New England and North West will all have total fire bans for Saturday.
New England and Northern Slopes will be at severe. North West has a very high fire danger.
Temperatures for Saturday and Sunday will top out at 35 and 36 degrees respectively in Tamworth.
Monday is when things will heat up even further, with a top of 38 degrees, topping out at 39 degrees by Tuesday and Wednesday.
Adding to firefighters' woes, there's no rain forecast for this coming week and hazy conditions are expected to move back in come Tuesday.
Thunderstorms forecast for the end of the week could be a blessing or a curse for already tired fire crews.