Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10.10pm on Monday, January 16, 2012.
For Tuesday, January 17

Very High Fire Danger is forecast
for the Upper Derwent Valley, Midlands and South East, with maximum temperatures around 34 degrees, relative humidity down to 17% and winds averaging 50 km/h expected.

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 Tuesday.

New Norfolk weather forecast here.

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