Friday, February 6, 2015

Upper Derwent Valley fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district

Issued at 3:4 pm on Friday 6 February 2015.

Weather Situation
Maximum temperatures in the low to mid-30s, relative humidity as low as 20% and west to northwest winds of 20 to 30 km/h are expected.

For Saturday, February 7:
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 Saturday.

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