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Current Fire Danger Rating



The Current Fire Danger Rating as shown in the map above is updated every 15 minutes using the MacArthur's Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI), which is calculated from weather station data on temperature, wind speed, humidity, rainfall and a drought factor. In real time, the maps are a guide to where the current fire danger is.
These maps represent the output from a statistical model, and are therefore subject to variation and inaccuracies. The maps should be used only as a guide to the spatial pattern and dynamics of fire danger across Tasmania; refer to the Tasmanian Fire Service for up-to-date warnings and information.
Data is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology, EPA Tasmania's BLANkET air quality monitoring program, and the Tasmanian Fire Service, and a universal Krigeing model, including elevation as a covariate, is used to interpolate the calculated FFDI.
Developed by Dr Grant Williamson
Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania
The development of the tool was made possible through funding and collaboration from several projects, including the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program.