JANUARY 30 and 31 have been declared Days of Total Fire Ban in the state’s south, including the Derwent Valley municipality, as well as two northern municipalities.
No fires may be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air from 2am today until the same time on 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 33 degrees today and 39 degrees tomorrow, with a 60 per cent chance of late rain tomorrow.
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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