Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Derwent Valley fire weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology

Fire Weather Warning
for the Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts

Issued at 2:44pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure moves to the east of Tasmania, bringing warm, dry air from the mainland. Temperatures into the low to mid thirties and relative humidities reaching as low as 15%. Northeast to northwesterly winds averaging 20 to 30 km/h. Winds becoming gusty through the Midlands and Central North forecast districts, reaching up to 55 to 65 km/h during the afternoon.

For Thursday 18 January:

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley 

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 Thursday.

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