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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 Wednesday 23 October 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 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 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 4 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 8 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 13 High 20  
East Coast 13 High 30  
Midlands 17 High 41  
Upper Derwent Valley 16 High 64  
South East 15 High 24  
Central Plateau 15 High 29  
Western 4 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.

Wednesday

Fine apart from light showers about the far south and morning fog in the north. Light northwesterly winds and afternoon seabreezes.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 23 October 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 11 0 W 30 W 30 600
Furneaux Islands 0 11 0 W 35 WSW 30 300
North West Coast 0 11 0 WSW 35 W 55 1300
Central North 0 11 0 WSW 30 WSW 55 1200
North East 0 11 0 WSW 30 WSW 50 1500
East Coast 0 11 < 5 WSW 35 WSW 65 2100
Midlands 0 11 < 5 WSW 35 WSW 65 2400
Upper Derwent Valley 0 10 < 5 W 45 WSW 75 2200
South East 0 10 < 5 W 50 WSW 80 1800
Central Plateau 0 10 < 5 W 40 WSW 65 2900
Western 0 10 < 5 W 50 W 70 1700

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 23 October 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 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 3 0     0     0     0    
M 11 2   0 0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 17 62 10 8 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 8 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 12 12 12 6 0     0     0    
Central North F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 12 13 12 6 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 13 20 12 5 0     0     0    
M 16 42 07 8 0     0     0    
East Coast F 13 30 12 5 0     0     0    
M 14 25 12 6 0     0     0    
Midlands F 17 41 11 7 0     0     0    
M 12 17 12 1 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 16 64 11 7 0     0     0    
M 13 51 12 2 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 15 24 11 6 0     0     0    
M 21 78 06 9 < 1 NA NA 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 15 29 10 7 0     0     0    
M 13 50 06 5 0     0     0    
Western F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 17 51 03 8 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Wednesday 23 October 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 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 18 68 WNW 20 35 19 7 25 F         2
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 12 17 63 W 30 50 17 7 40 F         4
North West Coast Marrawah 14 16 68 W 25 35 17 7 30 F         3
Smithton Airport 15 20 53 NW 15 30 20 8 45 F         4
Luncheon Hill 14 20 43 WSW 15 30 20 5 10 F         4
Devonport Airport 12 17 59 NW 30 45 18 9 70 F         5
Sheffield 13 20 46 NNW 15 25 21 7 35 F         5
Central North Low Head 12 15 67 WNW 30 45 16 8 60 F         3
Launceston 13 21 43 WNW 15 25 23 9 65 F         7
Cressy 15 24 38 NNW 5 20 24 9 80 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
North East Scottsdale 13 20 40 W 20 35 21 8 50 F         8
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 12 19 52 WNW 25 45 20 8 45 F         6
East Coast St Helens 13 23 33 SE 20 30 23 9 65 F         12
Fingal 13 25 24 SSW 10 20 25 9 75 F         14
Friendly Beaches 12 22 41 SSE 15 25 22 9 85 F         8
Orford 14 21 30 ESE 25 40 21 8 55 F         13
Midlands Ross 14 22 41 WNW 10 20 24 9 75 F         7
Tunnack 14 21 25 WSW 20 45 21 8 45 F         14
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 13 22 25 WSW 20 40 24 8 60 F         14
Bushy Park 13 22 27 WSW 20 35 24 9 85 F         15
Moogara 12 17 36 WSW 20 40 18 9 80 F         9
Hollow Tree 14 22 27 WSW 20 40 22 10 100 F         16
  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 12 23 23 SW 20 35 24 10 135 F         19
Hobart Airport 13 20 30 ESE 15 25 20 10 135 F         12
Hobart 13 22 29 SSE 15 30 22 9 95 F         12
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 05 3 44 W 35 60 12 6 5 F         4
Taranna 13 19 49 W 15 30 19 8 60 F         5
Grove 13 21 33 WSW 25 45 22 8 60 F         12
Geeveston 12 20 35 W 20 40 21 8 50 F         9
Southport 12 19 46 SSW 15 25 19 7 35 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
Central Plateau Cradle Valley 12 17 27 WSW 20 35 18 4 0 F         6
Liawenee 12 19 21 WSW 25 45 20 7 30 F         14
Lake St Clair 11 17 29 W 25 40 20 2 5 F         3
Butlers Gorge 12 17 34 W 25 40 19 4 5 F         5
Western Savage River 12 18 45 WSW 15 20 20 4 0 F         3
Strahan 12 17 55 W 20 35 17 5 15 F         3
Hazel Hill 11 15 63 WNW 25 40 18 4 5 F         2
Maydena 12 18 34 W 25 45 21 6 25 F         8
Scotts Peak 11 14 55 WNW 35 50 18 5 5 F         3
Warra 12 15 48 W 30 45 17 4 5 F         3

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.