Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Warning

for Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East, East Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Central Plateau and Western forecast districts

Issued at 12:51 PM EDT on Friday 31 January 2020

Weather Situation
Hot to very hot. Showers developing about the west from later in the afternoon then increasing and extending over most districts during the evening. Possible thunderstorms from late afternoon. Fresh to locally strong and gusty northerly winds. RH down to 10-15% over southern, eastern and central areas before increasing late. Winds increasing to 35-45km/h, gusting to 70 to 80 km/h over parts of the South East, Upper Derwent Valley, southern Midlands and East Coast. Temperatures in the mid to high 30's, and likely to reach 40 degrees about parts of the southeast. Extreme Fire Danger about the Midlands, Severe Fire Danger about southern, eastern and central areas.

For Friday 31 January:
Extreme Fire Danger for the following areas:
Midlands
Severe Fire Danger for the following areas:
East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley, South East and Central Plateau
Very High Fire Danger for the following areas:
Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East and Western

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.
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