Brevard Temperatures Near Record Highs, County Implements Ban on Open Burning Due to Drought Conditions

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Saturday calls for sunny skies, high near 93

The lack of March rainfall is increasing drought indices around the Space Coast area. Due to ongoing drought conditions, favorable to the eruption of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning, such as bonfires, campfires, trash burning and other incineration, throughout the county.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Due to ongoing drought conditions, favorable to the eruption of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning, such as bonfires, campfires, trash burning and other incineration, throughout the county.

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index has topped 500 (out of a scale of 800), which means the threat of fire is imminent in Brevard County due to the dry conditions and little rain in the forecast.

Under a County ordinance approved in 2017, the burn ban automatically goes into effect.

The burn ban does not include state-permitted burns, the use of barbecue grills, authorized public fireworks displays and fireworks sales, which are authorized by state law.

The National Weather Service in Melbourne forecast for Brevard County on Saturday calls for sunny skies, with a high near 93.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service in Melbourne forecast for Brevard County on Saturday calls for sunny skies, with a high near 93.

Light south wind will become south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

On Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph.

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