Hobart equals hottest-ever November day

Ethan James
Tasmania is gearing up for the state's most dangerous fire conditions this bushfire season

Hobart sweltered through it's equal hottest November day on record before a cool change brought relief to on-edge residents and firefighters.

The Tasmanian capital hit 36.8C on Thursday, matching a mark set in 1937, on a day where temperatures soared across the state.

The fire danger reached extreme levels on the island's east coast and midlands but no new blazes sparked, leaving authorities breathing a sigh of relief.

Campania north of Hobart reached 38.3C around lunchtime - the second highest recorded November temperature in Tasmania.

But the mercury fell dramatically in the south shortly after midday, before the cool change headed north.

"We saw the temperature in Hobart drop about 10 degrees in 10 minutes," senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Glen Perrin said.

High winds caused problems for flights arriving at Hobart Airport, with two Jetstar planes forced to divert and land in Launceston.

A blaze at Mangana in the northeast flared and sparked a 'watch and act' alert but it was quickly downgraded.

The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) has thanked landowners for putting out fires in the lead-up to Thursday but reiterated the state's bushfire season was expected to be a long one.

"Tasmanians should expect more days of extreme fire danger this bushfire season which is why every household in a bushfire prone area needs to have a survival plan," TFS controller Bruce Byatt said.

Cooler conditions are forecast across the state this weekend.