Friday, January 4, 2013

Fire weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Fire Weather Warning
For the King Island, Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Central Plateau and Western forecast districts

Weather Situation
Maximum temperatures reaching into the high 30s, relative humidities lowering below 15% and northwesterly winds averaging 45 km/h are expected on Friday, January 4.

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be uncontrollable. Some people in the path of a fire may be killed or seriously injured.

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central North, North East, Midlands and Central Plateau
Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be uncontrollable. Some people in the path of a fire may be killed or seriously injured.

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
King Island and Western
Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be difficult to control. There is a possibility that people in the path of a fire who are not well prepared may be killed or seriously injured.

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.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Friday.

Tasmanian weather and warnings website here 


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