TODAY is the second day of the Tasmania Fire Service’s two-day Total Fire Ban declaration for January 30 and 31 in the state’s south, including the Derwent Valley, as well as two northern municipalities.
No fires may be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air until 2am tomorrow, Saturday, February 1. This includes (but is not limited to) incinerators, burn-offs, campfires, fire pots, and wood-fuelled barbecues. Machinery including lawn mowers that could cause a spark, should not be used.
In New Norfolk the temperature is forecast to reach 40 degrees today, with a 90 per cent chance of late rain and a thunderstorm in the evening. Tomorrow’s maximum is forecast to be 28 degrees, with a 70 per cent chance of rain in the morning with the chance of a thunderstorm.
TODAY’S TOTAL FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Tasmania Fire Service alerts and incidents: Click for updates.
Weather warnings: Click for updates.
General advice for days of Total Fire Ban: From Tasmania Fire Service
Water use during Total Fire Bans: Advice from TasWater
Road closures: Click for updates.
New Norfolk and National Park tip sites: Closed due to total fire ban. Click for updates.
Local weather forecasts:
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