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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Monday: extreme fire danger

Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 12:53 pm on Sunday 29 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge will lie over Tasmania during Sunday, with a high centre to the east strengthening this afternoon. Hot and sunny conditions are expected about inland areas of northern Tasmania today, with freshening northwesterly winds during the afternoon producing Very High Fire Danger about the Central North and northern Midlands. A strong and gusty northerly flow develops ahead of a trough and cold front during Monday where hot to very hot temperatures, strong and gusty northerly winds and low relative humidity will produce Severe to Extreme Fire Dangers over the east and central parts of the state.

For the rest of Sunday 29 December:

Very High Fire Danger in the following forecast districts:
Central North and Midlands 

For Monday 30 December:

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 districts:
East Coast and Central Plateau 
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East 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, and
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Sunday.

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