Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fire weather warning - upper Derwent Valley

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 3:51pm on Wednesday 18 December 2013.

Weather Situation

Maximum temperatures reaching the mid to high thirties, low relative humidity and northwesterly winds averaging 30 to 40km/h are expected.

For Thursday 19 December:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Upper Derwent Valley and 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 bushfire 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 Thursday.

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