A heatwave is about to hit the state, says the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fire weather meteorologist Alex Melitsis said parts of the state would heat up from Tuesday.
“We’re looking at a prolonged period of hot temperatures, particularly over inland Tasmania for the whole week,” he said.
“We’ll see a bit of a cool change on Saturday and temperatures drop down to the mid-20s
“[Tuesday is] looking like a hot day in parts of the upper Derwent Valley and Midlands, with temperatures getting into the mid to high-30s.”
Launceston was expected to reach 34 degrees.
Mr Melitsis said the weather would be moderate around the coasts.
On Wednesday, temperatures were expected to be in the mid to high-30s in parts of the Midlands and the central North.
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Launceston was expected to reach 34 degrees, with Cressy at 35 and Ross at 33.
On Thursday, temperatures were expected to drop slightly into the low-30s, with Launceston at 30 degrees.
“Because it’s such a lengthy period of high temperatures we’re looking at high to severe heatwave conditions,” Mr Melitsis said.
“With these high temperatures and low daytime humidity we will see elevated fire dangers particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday, where there will be many districts with very high fire dangers.”
He said a cool change would come between late Friday to Saturday morning, with a little rain possible.
“Be sure to slip, slop, slap and with the elevated fire dangers just monitor the Tasmania Fire Service website,” he said.