Friday, December 18, 2015

Saturday: Very high fire danger

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 4:28pm on Friday 18 December 2015.

Weather Situation

Maximum temperatures reaching the mid to high thirties, relative humidity down to 15%, and winds up to 35 to 40 km/h are expected.

For Saturday 19 December:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district: 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, East Coast 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:
  • Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
  • Call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.

For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.
The next warning will be issued by 5am Saturday.

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