THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for a low-intensity heatwave across most of Tasmania and a severe heatwave in the north-west which is expected to ease from mid-week.
New Norfolk is forecast to have a top temperature of 30 degrees on Tuesday and 33 degrees on Wednesday, dropping to 24 degrees on Thursday. Similar conditions are predicted for Maydena and Ouse.
- 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.