Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bushfire latest - fire weather warning

TUESDAY

LAKE DOBSON RD: Lake Dobson Rd at Mt Field National Park has now been closed to all traffic.

MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK: Mt Field National Park has closed today and will be closed Wednesday, January 30, and Thursday, January 31.The Parks and Wildlife Service will re- evaluate the situation on Thursday afternoon.

MAYDENA BIKE PARK: Due to an expected increase in bushfire risk this afternoon we will be closing the park effective immediately. All guests are asked to sign off with our staff before leaving. While there is NO immediate risk, conditions may change this afternoon. If staying in town please let watch on the Tasmania Fire Service web site for updates and remain vigilant to changing conditions.

MAYDENA COMMUNITY MEETING: Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service will hold a community meeting and information session in regard to the current Gell River Fire burning northwest of Maydena. For more information contact the Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 000 699
When: Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Time: 7PM
Where: Old Maydena Primary School Music Room (Maydena Bike Park), Kallista Rd, Maydena

For emergency updates visit www.fire.tas.gov.au and listen to ABC Local Radio on 936 AM or 89.7 FM

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 1:02pm  on Tuesday 29 January 2019.


Weather Situation

Rest of today: Very High Fire Dangers are expected about the East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts. Hot, fresh and gusty northwesterly winds with low RH will continue across much of the east, south and inland areas today, with wind speeds generally reaching 30 to 40 km/h, temperatures of low to mid 30's, and relative humidity dropping to 10 to 20%.
Wednesday: Severe fire dangers about the South East and Upper Derwent Valley, Very High fire dangers about the North East, East Coast, Midlands and Central Plateau districts. Hot, fresh and gusty northwesterly winds of around 35 to 45 km/h, RH down to 10 to 15% and maximum temperatures of low to mid 30s.

For the rest of Tuesday 29 January:

Very High Fire Danger in the following forecast districts:
East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East 

For Wednesday 30 January:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Upper Derwent Valley and South East 

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
North East, East Coast, Midlands and Central Plateau

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.

The next warning will be issued by 5pm  Tuesday.

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