Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning
Fire Weather Warning
for the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
Issued at 9:12 am EDT on Wednesday 15 February 2017.
Temperatures in the high twenties, relative humidity reaching as low as 20% and
gusty northwesterly winds with mean speeds of 45 to 55km/h are expected.
For the rest of Wednesday 15 February:
Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Upper Derwent Valley and South East
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.
No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.
If you wanted to stay a bit warmer today, a dip in the ocean is probably your best bet, despite the rain.
Once the southerly change bumped into a low pressure trough sitting just off the Sydney coast last night, things became electric between the two.
Flood-affected farmers in the Ravensthorpe shire on the south coast of WA say the State Government has been slow in reacting to their plight, adding there is a lack of comprehension around the scale of the damage.