WITH local temperatures predicted to reach the high 30s tomorrow, the Tasmania Fire Service has declared a Day of Total Fire Ban in the state’s south, coupled with a fire weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology.
No fires may be lit or allowed to remain alight in the open air from 2am on January 25 until the same time on January 26. 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 38 on Monday, with an 80% chance of showers in the evening. Daytime temperatures are forecast to reach 37 degrees at Ouse, 34 at Maydena, 30 at Tarraleah, and 26 at National Park.
Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district
Issued at 12:08 pm on Sunday 24 January 2021.
Weather Situation: Hot to very hot conditions with low relative humidity and freshening northwesterly winds are expected to develop tomorrow ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania in the late evening and early Tuesday morning. For Monday 25 January: Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district.
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.
TOTAL FIRE BAN QUICK LINKS
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: