Fire weather warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania


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

Issued at 1:47 pm on Friday 1 March 2019.


Weather Situation

Temperatures in the mid/high thirties, low relative humidity, and west to northwesterly winds averaging 20-30km/h with gusts up to 50km/h are expected about the southeast of Tasmania this afternoon.
Temperatures in the high thirties, low relative humidity, and north to northwesterly winds averaging 25-35km/h with gusts up to 60-70km/h are expected about the southern half of Tasmania on Saturday.


For the rest of Friday 1 March:

Very High Fire Danger in the following forecast districts:
Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East 

For Saturday 2 March:

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:
East Coast, Central Plateau 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, www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.


For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.fire.tas.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Friday.

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