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:
Thunderstorms are possible about the central and eastern areas Friday afternoon
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/