Friday, April 26, 2013

Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning

for the South East forecast district

Issued at 9.03 pm on Friday 26 April 2013.

Weather Situation
Maximum temperatures reaching the mid twenties, relative humidities lowering to around 25-30% and strong and gusty northwesterly winds averaging near 55km/h are expected on Saturday. The very high fire danger is mainly due to the expected strong and gusty winds.

For Saturday 27 April:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district: South East
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 5am Saturday. Click here for updates: http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/

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