Bureau of Meteorology
Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, East Coast, Midlands and South East forecast districts
Issued at 5:12 am EDT on Saturday 6 January 2018.
A trough will cross Tasmania this afternoon ahead of a cold front to cross this evening. Gusty northerly winds will tend northwesterly during the afternoon, then westerly during the evening, with mean speeds of 35 to 45km/h. Temperatures in the low to mid thirties and relative humidity reaching as low as 15% are expected.
For the rest of Saturday 6 January:Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
King Island and East Coast
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 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
- For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.