Extreme Fire Danger is expected Thursday afternoon for the East Coast and Midlands with temperatures exceeding 35 °C in some locations, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Severe Fire Danger is still forecast and occurring in South East, Upper Derwent Valley and North East districts.
By midday, the highest temperature in Tasmania recorded was 38.3 °C at Campania, with 37.7 °C at Hobart Airport and Dunalley.
A Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds is in place for northwesterly winds of 60-70 km/h in central and eastern areas with peak gusts of 100 km/h.
A southerly change has reached parts of the south east, including Hobart city and the Tasman Peninsula.
A cool change is not expected to reach the North-East until late evening.
Thunderstorms are possible mainly in the afternoon, around 2-5 mm of rainfall is possible with thunderstorms.
Conditions ease on Friday.
All Tasmanian warnings are available at: www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/
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