Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fire weather warning for Monday

Total Fire Ban
For Southern Tasmania

Issued at 4:13pm on Sunday 26 January 2014.

The Tasmania Fire Service has declared a total fire ban for Monday, January 27, for the Southern Region.

For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact The Tasmania Fire Service on 1800 000 699 or visit www.fire.tas.gov.au/

Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district

Issued at 4:13pm on Sunday 26 January 2014.

Weather Situation
Temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s, low relative humidity and west to north-west winds of 20 to 30km/h are expected.

For Monday 27 January:
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 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 Monday.

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