Friday, January 2, 2015

Fire weather warning for Saturday

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Warning
for the Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts
Issued at 4:05pm on Friday 2 January 2015.

Weather Situation
Maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s, low relative humidity and fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds are expected.

For Saturday 3 January 3:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: East Coast and Midlands. 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 districts: Central North, North East and 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 Saturday.


Total Fire Ban Advice for Tasmania
Issued at 4pm on Friday 2 January 2015.

The Tasmania Fire Service has declared a day of Total Fire Ban for Saturday, January 3 for the following areas: Northern and Southern regions.

For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact the Tasmania Fire Service on 6230 8600 or visit http://www.fire.tas.gov.au.

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