Alerts Warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology Warnings     Fire Incidents issued by the TFS Incidents     Storm Storm Monitor issued by the HrVistaWeather Monitor
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 Current - Tasmainan Statewide - Warnings:   Provided by The Bureau of Meteorology
 Current - Storm Monitor - Tracker:   Provided by HRVistweather.com
        storm image   No thunderstorms detected..    Status:   storm image   Monitoring
 Current - Tasmainan Statewide - Fire Related Alert Summaries:   Provided by The Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS)

    • No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Farrells Road, Reedy Marsh Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:59:22 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Farrells Road, Reedy Marsh
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 2.3 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8719
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:59:22 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Swanston Road, SWANSTON Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:15:55 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Swanston Road, SWANSTON
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: Not Available
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/222794
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:15:55 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Gillies Road, Saint Marys Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:55 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Gillies Road, Saint Marys
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 38 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8582
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:55 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Midland Highway, Conara Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:23 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Midland Highway, Conara
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 189 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8532
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:23 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Oakfords Road, Wattle Grove Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:55:08 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Oakfords Road, Wattle Grove
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 6 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8464
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:55:08 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Lemont Road, Lemont Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:54 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Lemont Road, Lemont
      STATUS: Under Control
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 15 hectares
      Number of Vehicles: 1
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8494
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:54 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Tasman Highway, Runnymede, Buckland and Woodsdale Rd Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:28:06 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Tasman Highway, Runnymede, Buckland and Woodsdale Rd
      STATUS: Going
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 1401 Heactares
      Number of Vehicles: 2
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8528
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:28:06 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Wilmot Road, Forth Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:53:12 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: NW
      LOCATION: Wilmot Road, Forth
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: Not reported
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8497
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:53:12 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Gladstone Road, Pioneer Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:52:55 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Gladstone Road, Pioneer
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: Not reported
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8498
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:52:55 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Woods Lake Dam, Interlaken Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:44:05 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Woods Lake Dam, Interlaken
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 18 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8512
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:44:05 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Hays Lagoon, Emita Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:21:42 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Hays Lagoon, Emita
      STATUS: Under Control
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 6 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8509
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:21:42 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Hogans Road, Mathinna Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:24 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Hogans Road, Mathinna
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 40 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8318
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:24 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Mud Walls Road, COLEBROOK Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:55:32 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: S
      LOCATION: Mud Walls Road, COLEBROOK
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: HAZMAT
      SIZE: Not Available
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/222399
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:55:32 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Gardens Road, Binalong Bay Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:13 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Gardens Road, Binalong Bay
      STATUS: Under Control
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 98 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/8248
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:13 +1100

      No Alert Level. Advice. Watch and Act. Emergency Warning.
      Treloggins Track / Stieglitz Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:41 +1100
      ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
      Region: N
      LOCATION: Treloggins Track / Stieglitz
      STATUS: Patrol
      TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
      SIZE: 155 hectares
      Number of Vehicles:
      More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/7572
      RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
      UPDATED: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:41 +1100

    About - This Personal Weather Station

    South Franklin, Huon Valley, Tasmania
    Formaly known as (Huon River Vista Weather) : hrvistaweather.com
    Located : Along side the Huon River a few minutes South of Franklin in the Huon Valley, Southern Tasmania.

    Station: (Latitude/Longitude);
    Degrees/Minutes/Seconds : Latitude: S 43° 07' 18"   Longitude: E 146° 59' 21"   Elevation: 29 m
    Decimal : Latitude: -43.121605. Longitude: 146.989136. Altitude: 29 m.

    Station Type
    The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 (Plus) wireless weather station.
    The data is collected every 2.5 seconds and the site is updated every 15 seconds.
    The station includes a 24 Hour Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield, Solar and UV Sensors as well as Soil Moisture and Soil Temperature Sensors set at 10mm and 40mm. This sites Data is collected using Cumulus (1.9.4-b1095) Software.
    The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.
    Click here to see a World Wide Cumulus Software Users Map.




    About - Data Export

    The station sends data 24/7 to the following websites, to be used for weather analysis and area forecasting.

    AWN AWN - Australian Weather Network
    WU Weather Underground - Global Weather
    APRS.NET.AU APRS.NET.AU - Official Australian APRS (uses CWOP Data)
    CWOP CWOP - Citizen Weather Observer Program
    ARPS APRS/CWOP - Automatic Packet Reporting System (uses CWOP Data)
    PWS PWS Weather - Personal Weather Stations
    BoM WOW Metoffice ID=40976642 BoM WOW Metoffice - Automatic Weather Observations



    About - Franklin Town

    Franklin (Australian postcode 7113) is a small township on the western side of the Huon River in the south-east of Tasmania, between Huonville and Geeveston.
    In the 2011 Census the population of Franklin was 1,103 and is comprised of 51.9% males and 48.1% females.
    It was named after Sir John Franklin and his wife Lady Jane Franklin who subdivided a large property there formerly owned by John Price to settle families of modest means.The Franklins had a ketch named Huon Pine built at Port Davey to provide a direct link between the settlement at Hobart. Originally used for mixed cropping, especially potatoes and other vegetables, by the late 19th century Franklin and its immediate surrounds were a major apple orcharding region. With the collapse of Tasmania's export fruit industry during the 1970s the region reverted to mixed farming. Until the 1930s Franklin was the major town in the Huon Valley.
    It was thriving with the shipping that docked at its many jetties. Franklin boasted its own Court House (now a gourmet cafe), several hotels, banks and a Town Hall (which is now the restored Palais Theatre).
    It even had its own hydroelectric power station, driven by a local creek. With the establishment of a better road across the Sleeping Beauty Range mountains and the growth of the nearby town Huonville, Franklin went into decline over the next few decades. However, it has recently had a resurgence as a popular tourist town and has had an influx of interstate 'Seachangers' who have revitalised the town. Much of old Franklin remains.

    Franklin is surrounded by small farms and the town itself retains the aura of a former port. The changing colours and reflections on the river make this a photographers paradise.





    About - History of Franklin, Tasmania

    Small town on the Huon River
    Located 47 km southwest of Hobart on the Huon Highway, Franklin is a small town which meanders along the highway. It lies between the Huon River and the hills of the Huon Valley which rise behind the town covered in apple, cheerie, and many varieties of stone fruit orchards including wine producing vineyards.
    The Franklin district was first settled by Europeans around 1820 when an early 'bolter' an escaped convict named Martin built a reed and slab hut with stone fireplace near Prices Creek and successfully cultivated a small plot of potatoes.
    A few years later a man maned John Price (after whom Prices Creek is named) built a rough hut near where (escaped convict) Martin had settled. Price's stay in the area was short-lived, however he set the seed for what was about to happen before he was recalled to Hobart.
    Franklin then became an important settlement when Lady Jane Franklin bought and distributed parcels of this land to poor but honest settlers in 1839. Such was Lady Franklin's energy and commitment to the project that she interviewed every applicant before handing over the 100 acre allotments.
    By any measure Lady Jane Franklin was a remarkable woman in an age when the wives of Governors (her husband was Sir John Franklin, Governor of Van Diemen's Land - 1836-43) were not expected to play an active role in the running of the colony.
    The Australian Dictionary of Biography notes that she was 'A woman of idealism and great mental activity, she was determined to assist in the creation of an 'infant nation' (her friend Dr Arnold's phrase) rather than to play the traditionally passive role of governor's lady in a convict colony. In this aim she succeeded. Through her efforts Tasmania became the intellectual centre of the Australian colonies during Franklin's term of office.
    The settlement was not an immediate success but Lady Franklin was determined it would succeed. In the early years the settlers were caught in a dilemma - they were so poor they could not buy food. They had to grow their own and supplement it with fish from the river and eels which they caught on the mudflats. At the same time they had to cut, split and saw timber to earn money for necessities they could not produce themselves. These survival activities left little time to develop their holdings. An added difficulty was the swampy foreshore which was covered with dense tea tree scrub.
    The main township, first called 'The Settlement' and then renamed Franklin in honour of Lady Franklin, grew up around Fleurty's Rivulet and up as far as Prices Creek. Hemmed in by river, the mudflats and the steep hillsides it became the biggest township on the Huon River with a large number stores, some fruit processing factories, and a grain mill which was established by John Clark just north of the township.
    Lord and Lady Franklin used to stay at Clark's Mill at Woodside on their visits to the Huon. To commemorate these visits a cypress tree was planted many years later next to the jetty where the Franklins used to tie up in their boat, the Huon Pine, which had been built of huon pine at Port Davey.
    In the 1840s and 1850s, after the Franklins had left Tasmania (originaly known as Van Diemen's Land), many of the early settlers moved away from Franklin and settled along the river. The Geeves family moved to Lightwood Bottom in 1850 and founded Geeveston, the Judd brothers founded Juddbury and the Sherwins moved just south of Juddbury to Forest Home.




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    About - This Website

    (credits and use of website scripts).

    This site is a template design by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
    Special thanks to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
    Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator, Theme Switcher and CSS styling help with these templates.
    Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his Whos Online Scripts and Location Plugin.
    Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his Multifunction Image Handler and Web Cam Image to WeatherUnderground etc PHP Scripts.
    Special thanks to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.
    Special thanks to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the numerous scripts he has produced and his dedicated support of those scripts and ongoing professional help and guidance on many forums.
    Special thanks to Mark Crossley of Wilmslow Astro Weather for his Realtime and Historic Data Graphs (using HighCharts, Realtime Logs, Dayfile and MySql Database).
    Special thanks to Steven of Potts Point Sydney Weather for his modifications to the atom-advisory.php script, to display Advisories for Australia. (Modified again by "hrvistaweather").
    Special thanks to Dan of Brisbane Queensland Weather for his assistance with RSS Feeds and general problem solving.
    Special thanks to Michael of Relay Maryland-Weather for his World Extremes script, to display extreme weather conditions from around the globe.
    Special thanks to Michael of Relay Maryland-Weather for his assistance in fine tuning my CWOP Quality Comparison script.
    Special thanks to Curly of Michiana Weather for his Seasons Countdown script, to display Auto Seasonal Countdowns.
    Cloud base graphic courtesy of Bashewa Weather
    Special thanks to Doug Emery of Setech IT for supplying the Base Line Panaramic Graphic of the Huon River South Franklin, modified by "hrvistaweather" to display the Top Header Banner on this website.

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    (for supply of external data).

    I would like to acknowledge the following sites. They provide free public data or have kindly given permission to use their information on this website.


    Time zones

    With a land mass close to 7.7 million square kilometres, Australia is the world's sixth largest country and is divided into three separate time zones.

    Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

    Covers the eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales (with the exception of the town of Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
    AEST is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 10 hours (UTC +10).

    Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)

    Covers the state of South Australia, the town of Broken Hill in western New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
    ACST is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 9.5 hours (UTC +9.5).

    Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)

    Covers Western Australia.
    AWST is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 8 hours (UTC +8).

    Daylight saving

    Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks one hour during the warmer months of the year. In Australia, Daylight saving is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory.

    Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October, when clocks are put forward one hour. It ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are put back one hour.

    Where Daylight saving is observed:

    NSW, ACT,Vic and Tas move from AEST to Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), and clocks are advanced to UTC +11.

    SA and the NSW town of Broken Hill move from ACST to Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT), and clocks are advanced to UTC +10.5 .

    Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia.


    So you will need to add (+)10 hours for Tasmanian AEST when not in Daylight Saving Time and (+)11 hours for Tasmanian AEDT when Daylight Saving Time is in force.

    AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time = (UTC +10)
    AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time = (UTC +11)
    Tasmania = At start of daylight saving period, move clock forward one hour at 2 am EST (Eastern Standard Time).
    Tasmania - At end of daylight saving period, move clock back one hour at 2 am EST (Eastern Standard Time).



    For more information on DST (Tasmania)
    Got To: www.timeanddate.
    Got To: www.dpac.tas.gov.au

    For the daylight saving periods from 2013-14 to 2017-18, the start and finish dates for Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and South Australia are as follows:

    Period

    Start Date
    (2 am on the first Sunday in October)*

    Finish Date
    (2 am on the first Sunday in April)*

    2014-15 5 October 2014 5 April 2015
    2015-16 4 October 2015 3 April 2016
    2016-17 2 October 2016 2 April 2017
    2017-18 1 October 2017 1 April 2018

     *2am is the start and finish time in Tasmania – times in other jurisdictions may vary