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The following weather related information courtesy of Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia

IDT13130

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Saturday 21 October 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 20 October 2017.

Forecasts are issued regularly: Please ensure you have the latest version.

Summary

District District FFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
King Island 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 9 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 13 High 16  
Midlands 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 6 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 2 Low-Moderate 100  

* Ratings and Total Fire Ban information are provided in conjunction with Fire Authorities.

* District FDI is the representative peak FDI in the district for that fuel type. 10% of the district has a max FDI higher than this value.

* Percent Coverage is the percentage of the District that falls in or above the District Rating threshold.

Saturday

Showers about the west, south and Central Plateau. Partly cloudy elsewhere, with 10% or less chance of showers. Locally fresh westerly winds, and afternoon sea breeze about the east coast.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 21 October 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 20 October 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 5 < 5 SW 40 SW 55 1400
Furneaux Islands 0 6 < 5 SW 35 WSW 40 1400
North West Coast 0 3 10 SW 45 SW 55 1700
Central North 0 5 < 5 SW 30 WSW 45 2000
North East 0 4 < 5 SW 25 WSW 40 2100
East Coast 0 3 < 5 WSW 40 WSW 45 2100
Midlands 0 3 < 5 WSW 45 WSW 50 2000
Upper Derwent Valley 0 0 15 WSW 60 WSW 65 1900
South East 0 1 15 WSW 65 WSW 65 1900
Central Plateau 0 0 25 WSW 50 WSW 60 2000
Western 0 1 55 WSW 50 WSW 65 1500

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 21 October 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 20 October 2017.

  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
King Island F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
North West Coast F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    
Central North F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
North East F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    
East Coast F 13 16 11 5 0     0     0    
M 4 3 00 11 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Midlands F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    
  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
South East F 9 1 14 1 0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
Central Plateau F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Western F 2 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Saturday 21 October 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 20 October 2017.

  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
King Island King Island Airport 14 15 59 WSW 35 55 15 6 15 F         4
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 12 15 63 WSW 40 65 16 7 40 F         4
North West Coast Marrawah 15 13 77 WSW 35 65 14 5 10 F         2
Smithton Airport 12 14 63 WSW 25 45 15 6 15 F         2
Luncheon Hill 15 12 71 WSW 25 45 12 3 5 F         1
Devonport Airport 11 16 48 WSW 25 40 16 6 15 F         4
Sheffield 13 15 51 WSW 20 35 15 5 10 F         3
Central North Low Head 00 11 66 WSW 30 50 15 6 30 F         2
Launceston 15 20 43 W 25 45 20 7 35 F         7
Cressy 16 18 49 WNW 15 30 18 7 40 F         4
  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
North East Scottsdale 11 15 48 WSW 15 35 17 5 30 F         3
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 16 18 49 WNW 30 55 18 9 70 F         8
East Coast St Helens 12 19 34 NNW 15 20 20 10 105 F         10
Fingal 13 19 37 WSW 15 40 19 10 100 F         9
Friendly Beaches 12 20 35 WSW 20 40 20 10 150 F         12
Orford 12 18 42 W 25 40 18 10 120 F         10
Midlands Ross 14 18 42 WNW 20 45 18 9 90 F         8
Tunnack 11 14 55 W 30 45 14 7 65 F         4
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 15 16 51 W 30 50 16 7 40 F         5
Bushy Park 15 16 55 W 25 50 17 9 70 F         5
Moogara 14 12 71 W 30 50 12 9 65 F         3
Hollow Tree 15 14 58 W 30 55 14 9 75 F         5
  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
South East Campania 15 18 45 W 30 55 18 10 145 F         10
Hobart Airport 11 17 48 WNW 25 40 18 10 150 F         8
Hobart 13 18 45 W 20 45 18 10 125 F         8
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 8 76 W 45 75 8 6 15 F         2
Taranna 13 17 52 WSW 30 45 18 9 65 F         7
Grove 14 16 51 W 30 65 16 8 60 F         6
Geeveston 13 16 55 W 20 45 17 7 35 F         4
Southport 12 16 59 W 30 45 16 6 20 F         3
  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
Central Plateau Cradle Valley 15 9 76 WSW 25 50 9 3 5 F         1
Liawenee 12 11 58 WSW 25 45 11 6 20 F         3
Lake St Clair 15 9 76 W 30 50 9 5 15 F         1
Butlers Gorge 15 10 76 W 30 50 10 4 15 F         1
Western Savage River 15 11 82 WSW 25 45 12 2 5 F         0
Strahan 15 14 72 WSW 35 65 14 3 5 F         1
Hazel Hill 15 13 77 W 30 50 14 3 0 F         1
Maydena 15 13 67 W 30 60 13 6 20 F         2
Scotts Peak 14 11 82 W 35 60 11 6 15 F         1
Warra 15 12 71 W 30 50 12 5 15 F         2

Note

Point locations are extracted from the forecast policy issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. They are designed to be representative of the area within the vicinity of the location but do not take into account local variations due to topography and elevation.