Fire weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology


Fire Weather Warning

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

Issued at 5.37am on Friday 25 January 2019.

Weather Situation

Severe Fire Dangers are expected about the East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts, with Very High Fire Danger about the Furneaux Islands, North East, and Central Plateau districts. Hot, strong and gusty north to northwesterly winds develop across much of the state during the morning, with wind speeds generally reaching 35 to 45 km/h, gusting to 80 to 90 km/h , with temperatures of mid to high 30s about the east, south and inland areas, and relative humidity dropping to 20 to 30%.

For the rest of Friday 25 January:
Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Furneaux Islands, North East and Central Plateau

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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