Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fire weather warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology


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

Issued at 4:55am on Thursday 18 January 2018.

Weather Situation

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

For the rest of 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

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