OCTOBER 31 and November 1 have been declared Days of Total Fire Ban for all municipalities in the state’s south. No fires may be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air from 2am Thursday, October 31, until 2am Saturday, November 2.
The declaration of a Total Fire Ban means that no fires can be lit in the open air, including incinerators, burn offs, campfires, fire pots and wood-fuelled barbecues. Motorised equipment including lawnmowers should not be used and water should be conserved where possible.
The two-day Total Fire Ban covers the following municipalities: Brighton, Derwent Valley, Hobart, Sorell, Central Highlands, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Huon Valley, Southern Midlands, Clarence, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Tasman.
BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
Fire Weather Warning
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts
Issued at 7:16 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
Weather Situation: A warm, dry northwesterly airstream will develop across Tasmania on Thursday, bringing temperatures into the low-30s, relative humidity around 20% and northwesterly winds of 35 to 45 km/h to parts of the east, south and inland Tasmania.
For Thursday 31 October:
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts: Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local ABC 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 5am Thursday.