A TOTAL fire ban has been issued for the region as another scorcher tips the fire danger risk into very high.
Gunnedah residents can expect sweaty weather conditions with a high of 42 degrees and winds of up to 27 kilometres per hour.
As summer rolls around more severe fire danger ratings can be expected, Tamworth Rural Fire Service Superintendent Allyn Purkiss said.
"It's certainly nowhere near as bad as last year at this time where we had been fighting fires continually since August and our drought conditions were extreme," he said.
"It was off the charts for us, it was just really, really dry.
"We're expecting it to be hot come Tuesday but backing off then for the rest of the week."
Residents in Moree, Narrabri, Walgett and Warrumbungle also face a ban on Tuesday.
Firefighters from Tamworth Fire and Rescue NSW and the Rural Fire Service were kept busy with multiple blazes, including one that is under police investigation, at the weekend.