Wednesday, February 6, 2013

High fire danger today

Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district

Issued at 3:09 pm EDT on Tuesday 5 February 2013. Updated 4:36am Wednesday.

Weather Situation
Maximum temperatures reaching the low thirties, relative humidities down to around 15% and northwesterly winds averaging 20km/h are expected.

For Wednesday, February 6:
  • Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district: Upper Derwent Valley
  • 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.

Click here for updates to the Bureau of Meteorology fire weather warning.

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