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Weather warning as high fire danger, isolated thunderstorms forecast for Tasmania

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Warning: High Bushfire Risk Area sign in Tasmania's Central Highlands. Image / Pulse

Authorities are once again reminding Tasmanians to remain vigilant as high fire danger ratings are forecast for much of Tasmania today and tomorrow.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with patches of morning fog and light showers in the west, accompanied by a hot day inland.

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On Tuesday, showers and isolated thunderstorms are predicted for the northeast, with showers spreading statewide later in the day and the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms in the southeast.

High fire danger is anticipated in the Central North, North East, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and Upper Derwent Valley regions.

A bushfire that ignited in Gordon, south of Hobart, on Sunday afternoon. Image / Supplied

The Tasmania Fire Service advises checking their website for up-to-date fire danger ratings and urges caution due to dry vegetation.

“Fire Permits are in place across the state … Think carefully and be cautious if lighting a campfire or using machinery,” the TFS say.

Firefighters conduct a controlled burn on the Huon Highway. Image / Pulse

“Check recent fires on your property are properly extinguished. This includes campfires which should be completed extinguished by soaking, turning over the coals and soaking until it’s completely cold.”

BOM FORECAST FOR MONDAY

Hobart
Low of 14, High of 27. Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.

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Launceston
Low of 14, High of 30. The chance of fog in the early morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Devonport
Low of 13, High of 25. The chance of fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening.

Burnie
Low of 13, High of 24. Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening.

Scottsdale
Low of 13, High of 28. The chance of fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

Queenstown
Low of 13, High of 22. Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

St Helens
Low of 14, High of 31. Sunny. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.

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