Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday fire danger now extreme

BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
TASMANIA

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

Issued at 9:14am on Friday 4 January 2019.

Weather Situation

Extreme fire dangers are expected in parts of the Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Midlands today, with Severe fire dangers expected in parts of the East Coast forecast district and Very High fire dangers about the Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East and Central Plateau. Temperatures in these areas are generally expected to reach mid to high 30's, northwesterly winds of 30 to 40 km/h and relative humidity down to 10 to 20%.

For the rest of Friday 4 January:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast district: East Coast

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East 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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

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