Statewide heatwave warning

Heatwave Warning For Tasmania

Issued at 2.56pm on Sunday 25 December 2022, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Valid for Sunday, December 25, to Wednesday, December 28

Severe Heatwave Warning for: North East, East Coast, Central North, Midlands, South East, Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, Western and North West Coast Districts

Heatwave Situation for 3 days starting Sunday 25th December 2022

Heatwave Situation for 3 days starting Monday 26th December 2022

Safety Advice

  • Severe heatwaves can be dangerous for many people, especially older people, babies, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with medical conditions and people who are unwell.
  • Seek a place to keep cool, such as your home, a library, community centre or shopping centre.
  • Close your windows and draw blinds, curtains or awnings early in the day to keep the heat out of your home.
  • If available, use fans or air-conditioners to keep cool.

For information on staying safe during a heatwave go to the Tasmania Department of Health web page.

Weather Situation

Maximum temperatures in the mid to high twenties are expected over coming days, peaking in the low to mid-30s away from coastal areas on Tuesday. Minimum temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid teens, increasing to the high teens to around 20 degrees Tuesday night. Severe heatwave conditions are expected to ease following a cool change mid-week.

Locations likely to be impacted include Brighton, Bothwell, Cygnet, Geeveston, Launceston, New Norfolk, Oatlands, Ouse, Richmond and Sorell.

The next heatwave warning will be issued by 3pm on Monday 26 December 2022

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