The declaration of a Total Fire Ban means that no fires can be lit in the open air, including incinerators, burn offs, campfires, fire pots and wood-fuelled barbecues. Motorised equipment including lawnmowers should not be used and water should be conserved where possible.
The two-day Total Fire Ban covers the following municipalities: Brighton, Derwent Valley, Hobart, Sorell, Central Highlands, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Huon Valley, Southern Midlands, Clarence, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Tasman.
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Fire Weather Warning
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts
Issued at 7:16 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
Weather Situation: A warm, dry northwesterly airstream will develop across Tasmania on Thursday, bringing temperatures into the low-30s, relative humidity around 20% and northwesterly winds of 35 to 45 km/h to parts of the east, south and inland Tasmania.
For Thursday 31 October:
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local ABC 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.