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Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Warning
for the Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands and Upper Derwent
Valley forecast districts.

Issued at 4:28 am EDT on Saturday 3 January 2015.

Weather Situation
Maximum temperatures in the mid to high thirties, low relative humidity and
fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds are expected.

For the rest of Saturday 3 January:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
East Coast and Midlands
Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be uncontrollable. Some
people in the path of a fire may be killed or seriously injured.

Very High Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central North, North East and Upper Derwent Valley
Some bushfires breaking out will spread rapidly and be difficult to control.
There is a possibility that people in the path of a fire who are not well
prepared may be killed or seriously injured.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises you to:
- Check your bushfire survival plan - Now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation on ABC radio or through
www.fire.tas.gov.au.
- If power supplies fail, listen on your car radio.

The Tasmania Fire Service advises that if you are in an area of Very High or
Severe Fire Danger:
- Get ready now to leave for a safe place.
- Leave immediately if fire breaks out near you.
- Only stay if your home is well prepared to withstand fire and you can actively
defend it.

No further warnings will be issued for this event, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

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