Friday, March 1, 2019

Fire weather warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania


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

Issued at 1:47 pm on Friday 1 March 2019.


Weather Situation

Temperatures in the mid/high thirties, low relative humidity, and west to northwesterly winds averaging 20-30km/h with gusts up to 50km/h are expected about the southeast of Tasmania this afternoon.
Temperatures in the high thirties, low relative humidity, and north to northwesterly winds averaging 25-35km/h with gusts up to 60-70km/h are expected about the southern half of Tasmania on Saturday.


For the rest of Friday 1 March:

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

For Saturday 2 March:

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:
East Coast, Central Plateau and Western 


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 Friday.

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