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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 Thursday 25 April 2019

Issued at 5:15 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

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

Summary

District District FFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
King Island 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 9 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 10 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 12 High 10  
Midlands 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 9 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 3 Low-Moderate 100  

* Ratings 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.

Thursday

Showers about the west and Bass Strait islands. Mainly fine elsewhere. Fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds, becoming strong late.

District Weather Elements
for Thursday 25 April 2019

Issued at 5:15 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 1 10 W 55 W 65 1500
Furneaux Islands 0 1 < 5 W 65 W 60 1600
North West Coast 0 1 20 W 60 W 80 1600
Central North 0 2 5 WNW 60 W 75 1600
North East 0 5 10 W 65 W 70 1600
East Coast 0 4 < 5 WNW 60 W 75 1600
Midlands 0 1 < 5 WNW 55 W 85 1700
Upper Derwent Valley 0 1 15 WNW 75 W 90 1700
South East 0 2 15 WNW 75 W 90 1700
Central Plateau 0 1 30 WNW 60 W 90 1900
Western 0 2 50 WNW 75 WNW 95 1600

Detailed District Forecast
for Thursday 25 April 2019

Issued at 5:15 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

  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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 25 100 00 24 14 14 10 0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 29 100 00 24 31 03 14 0     0    
North West Coast F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 19 59 00 24 2 15 7 0     0    
Central North F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 23 100 00 24 3 14 5 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 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 25 100 00 24 11 01 22 < 1 NA NA 0    
East Coast F 12 10 13 2 0     0     0    
M 23 100 00 24 7 02 6 0     0    
Midlands F 11 6 13 1 0     0     0    
M 24 100 00 24 7 00 4 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 23 100 00 24 6 00 24 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 10 3 14 0 0     0     0    
M 29 100 00 24 29 00 24 < 1 NA NA 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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 20 70 00 24 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Western F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 17 54 00 23 < 1 NA NA 0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Thursday 25 April 2019

Issued at 5:15 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

  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 12 17 55 WNW 35 60 17 10 135 F         7
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 11 18 56 W 35 60 18 10 150 F         7
North West Coast Marrawah 10 15 67 W 35 55 16 8 65 F         4
Smithton Airport 11 17 59 W 30 50 17 10 105 F         6
Luncheon Hill 15 13 77 WNW 25 45 14 6 20 F         1
Devonport Airport 13 17 55 WNW 35 55 17 10 145 F         7
Sheffield 11 14 58 WNW 25 50 15 9 100 F         4
Central North Low Head 19 17 68 WNW 50 80 17 10 135 F         7
Launceston 14 18 49 WNW 35 55 18 10 145 F         10
Cressy 13 17 48 NW 35 55 17 10 140 F         10
  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 12 16 51 WNW 30 55 16 10 105 F         7
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 11 18 52 WNW 40 65 18 10 140 F         10
East Coast St Helens 12 19 43 WNW 30 55 19 10 145 F         11
Fingal 13 18 39 WNW 30 50 18 10 155 F         12
Friendly Beaches 13 20 40 WNW 25 45 20 10 155 F         11
Orford 14 19 40 WNW 30 45 19 10 130 F         12
Midlands Ross 13 17 45 NNW 35 60 17 10 145 F         11
Tunnack 13 15 48 WNW 35 55 15 10 130 F         9
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 13 16 51 WNW 35 55 16 10 140 F         8
Bushy Park 13 16 51 WNW 35 55 17 10 150 F         8
Moogara 12 12 62 WNW 35 65 12 10 155 F         5
Hollow Tree 13 15 51 WNW 35 60 15 10 155 F         8
  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 13 18 42 WNW 35 55 18 10 160 F         12
Hobart Airport 14 18 49 WNW 35 60 18 10 165 F         10
Hobart 14 18 45 WNW 35 55 18 10 155 F         11
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 01 7 76 WNW 75 120 7 6 5 F         4
Taranna 13 18 49 WNW 35 60 17 9 105 F         9
Grove 14 16 51 WNW 40 65 16 10 145 F         9
Geeveston 13 16 51 WNW 35 65 16 9 130 F         7
Southport 12 16 51 WNW 30 45 17 9 65 F         7
  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 8 81 W 30 60 9 5 15 F         1
Liawenee 10 9 57 W 35 55 11 6 10 F         3
Lake St Clair 12 10 66 WNW 35 55 10 5 10 F         2
Butlers Gorge 15 10 76 WNW 35 65 10 6 10 F         2
Western Savage River 15 13 77 NW 20 35 13 4 0 F         1
Strahan 11 15 67 WNW 30 50 16 6 10 F         2
Hazel Hill 10 12 71 WNW 30 50 13 5 10 F         2
Maydena 13 14 58 WNW 40 60 14 8 60 F         5
Scotts Peak 13 13 62 WNW 45 70 13 5 5 F         3
Warra 15 11 76 WNW 40 60 11 6 10 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.