Friday, November 30, 2012

Fire weather warning


Fire Weather Warning for the Upper Derwent Valley
and South East forecast districts

Issued at 3.35am on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Weather Situation
A trough currently lies over Tasmania with a weak cold front near the west coast, as a high pressure system moves away to the east. The trough and cold front will cross the state today, as another cold front moves over the Bight and a deep low moves to the distant southwest of the state.

For the rest of Friday, November 30:
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Upper Derwent Valley and South East
Temperatures reaching the low 30s and relative humidities lowering to around 20%, with northwesterly winds averaging around 35 km/h are expected Friday afternoon.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  •     Check your bush fire survival plan - now.
  •     Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC radio or through
  •     If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Very High or Severe Fire Danger:
  •     Get ready now to leave for a safe place.
  •     Leave immediately if fire breaks out near you.
  •     Only stay if your home is well prepared to withstand fire and you can actively defend it.
Tasmanian weather and warnings website here 

Temperatures at 8am
Bushy Park: 21.9 degrees
Ouse: 26.5 degees
New Norfolk: 25.8 (unofficial)

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