Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fire weather warning - Upper Derwent Valley

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

Issued at 12:43pm on Sunday 28 September 2014.

Weather Situation

Maximum temperatures reaching the high 20s, relative humidities lowering to 20% and strong and gusty north to northwesterly winds averaging 45 to 55 km/h are expected, with gusts over 100 km/h until evening.

For the rest of Sunday, September 28:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district: 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.
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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

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