Friday, November 30, 2012

Fire weather warning

BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

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 www.fire.tas.gov.au.
  •     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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