Temperatures continue to soar as firefighters battle fires

Firefighters are continuing to fight a number of blazes across the east coast with as many as 80 burning in New South Wales.

Residents in Victoria's Gippsland region have been warned to leave the area as firefighters battle three out-of-control bushfires.

A watch and act alert is in place for Buchan, Murrindal, Sunny Point, Wulgulmerang West, and Yalmy on Sunday for a bushfire travelling in a south-easterly direction.

A similar alert has been issued for a bushfire at Marlo as the Country Fire Authority work to stop it spreading from Marlo-Cabbage Tree Road.

Smoke billows at Tuncurry. Source: Twitter/ NSW Rural Fire Service

"Don't wait, leaving now is the safest option - conditions may change and get worse very quickly," authorities say.

Another watch and act alert has been issued for a bushfire near Dargo, in east Gippsland.

Authorities say increased wind have created unpredictable fire activity at the Dargo bushfire, which has been burning since Saturday.

The bushfire is travelling in a south-westerly direction towards Tabberabbera.

A fire at Tipperary. Source: Twitter/ NSW Rural Fire Service

Firefighters are also monitoring a bushfire at Wangarabell, on the Victorian and NSW border near the east coast.

NSW Rural Fire Service said 85 fires were burning as of midday Sunday with 19 out-of-control.

Authorities are currently fighting a fire near Wylie Creek, close to the Queensland border and a blaze at Tipperary west of Krambach on the Mid Coast.

While a fire at Lakes Way, Tuncurry on the Mid North Coast is producing heavy smoke.

There is currently no threat to communities, but nearby residents should monitor conditions and stay informed.

Similar advice has been issued for bushfires at Crooked River in Victoria's alpine region, at Narrung near Swan Hill, and Granya in the state's northeast.