Dave chats wih Luke Johnston from the BOM in Hobart who explains a Hot end to the week with elevated fire dangers are forecast tomorrow.
 Maximum temperatures will average in the mid-to-high 20s today before rising
again on Friday when a state maximum of 39 °C is expected.
 Northerly winds will bring hot, dry air over Tasmania on Friday with the hottest
temperatures expected about parts of the east and southeast. Current maximum
temperatures forecast for Friday include:
o Campania and Brighton – 39 ° (state maximum)
o Ouse and New Norfolk – 38 °C
o Huonville – 37 °C
o Hobart, Geeveston, Bothwell, Orford, Swansea and Coles Bay – 36 °C
 The current fire danger for most districts is rated as Very High on Friday, with the
east coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and south east all rated as Severe.
 A Fire Weather Warning may be issued later today for parts of the east and south
– Tasmania Fire Service has issued a Total Fire Ban for Friday:
www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colMediaReleases#60657
 Thunderstorms are possible about the central and eastern areas Friday afternoon
and evening.
 Humid conditions are expected along the north coast of the state.
 Northwesterly winds will peak in the south and east of the state during the
afternoon ahead of a cool change, winds expected to be around 40–50 km/h.
 The southerly cool change will see temperatures significantly drop on Saturday.

All Tasmania warnings are updated regularly at: www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/