More hot, dry weather for Tasmania

Authorities are warning more hot weather in Tasmania could rekindle the danger level of bushfires that have ravaged the southeast of the state.

The island state won't see a repeat of the record temperatures of last Friday when fires on the Tasman Peninsula, in the Derwent Valley and on the east coast claimed more than 100 properties.

But above average temperatures are expected with Hobart forecast to reach 29C today and Launceston 30.

Temperatures will stay high until Wednesday and are also expected to be above average again in the days following.

"While we hopefully will not experience those once-in-a-generation, horrific, catastrophic weather conditions that we faced on Friday, there isn't a decent rain ahead of us," emergency services minister David O'Byrne said.

"There are still some weather conditions later this week where the temperatures will rise again ... which will mean not only the existing fires but other bushfire prone areas of Tasmania will be under threat."

Fire chiefs say they can't predict when the massive blazes in the state will be brought under control.

Meanwhile, police will continue their property-by-property search for bodies today.

Acting Commissioner Scott Tilyard says around 100 people are unaccounted for but many may have failed to register with authorities.

Around 400 more evacuees were due to be ferried by boat from the Tasman Peninsula on Sunday night, while police were investigating whether it was safe to escort cars out on the closed Arthur Highway.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will visit the state today.

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