Fire weather warning

Fire weather warning 

Upper Derwent Valley forecast district

Issued at 4.15pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012.

For Sunday, January 29

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district, with maximum temperatures around 36 degrees, relative humidity down to 13% and north to north-west winds, tending more westerly in the afternoon and averaging 20 km/h.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:

  • Check your bush fire survival plan – now
  • Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC Radio or through www.fire.tas.gov.au
  • If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio

The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Very High or Severe Fire Danger:

  • Get ready now to leave for a safe place
  • Leave immediately if fire breaks out near you
  • Only stay if your home is well prepared to withstand fire and you can actively defend it

The next warning will be issued by 5am Sunday.

Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for the Derwent Valley:
New Norfolk (Sunday’s forecast maximum 36 degrees)
Ouse (Sunday’s forecast max 37)
Maydena (Sunday’s forecast max 33)
Mt Field (Sunday’s forecast max 24)
Strathgordon (Sunday’s forecast max 31)

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