Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Day: severe fire danger in the valley

Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:59pm on Thursday 24 December 2015.

Weather Situation: Temperatures in the low to mid thirties, low relative humidity, and northwesterly winds of 35 to 40km/h are expected.

For Friday, December 25:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district: Upper Derwent Valley 
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: East Coast, Midlands and South East 

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
  • Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, and
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.

For information on preparing for bushfires go to

The next warning will be issued by 5am Friday.

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