Fire weather warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:12 am EDT on Saturday 6 January 2018.

Weather Situation

A trough will cross Tasmania this afternoon ahead of a cold front to cross this evening. Gusty northerly winds will tend northwesterly during the afternoon, then westerly during the evening, with mean speeds of 35 to 45km/h. Temperatures in the low to mid thirties and relative humidity reaching as low as 15% are expected.

For the rest of Saturday 6 January:

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:
King Island and East Coast 

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

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

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