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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 Sunday 17 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 16 February 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 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 9 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 9 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 12 High 15  
South East 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 10 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.

Sunday

Showers developing about the west in the morning, extending to central and southern parts for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. Maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s. Light winds becoming northwesterly in the afternoon.

District Weather Elements
for Sunday 17 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 16 February 2019.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 6 10 WNW 45 W 55 900
Furneaux Islands 0 9 0 WNW 40 WNW 50 900
North West Coast 0 7 20 WNW 35 WNW 50 1200
Central North 0 7 5 WNW 35 WNW 55 1300
North East 0 8 < 5 WNW 35 WNW 55 1400
East Coast 0 5 < 5 NW 35 WNW 55 1700
Midlands 0 6 10 NW 25 WNW 55 1700
Upper Derwent Valley 0 5 < 5 WNW 30 WNW 60 2000
South East 0 5 < 5 NW 35 WNW 60 1700
Central Plateau 0 6 15 WNW 25 WNW 55 2300
Western 0 4 10 NW 45 WNW 60 1500

Detailed District Forecast
for Sunday 17 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 16 February 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 4 0     0     0     0    
M 11 3   0 0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 12 11 17 2 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 12 11 12 6 0     0     0    
Central North F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 13 25 14 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 9 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 11 9 14 5 0     0     0    
East Coast F 11 6 15 1 0     0     0    
M 11 8 00 5 0     0     0    
Midlands F 11 2 14 0 0     0     0    
M 14 37 13 6 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 12 15 14 2 0     0     0    
M 11 5 14 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 11 7 14 2 0     0     0    
M 12 12 13 4 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 10 3 13 1 0     0     0    
M 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
Western F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 16 30 11 10 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Sunday 17 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 16 February 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 16 19 73 WNW 25 40 19 8 115 F         3
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 13 22 57 W 15 25 22 10 110 F         5
North West Coast Marrawah 11 18 68 NW 20 35 18 8 80 F         3
Smithton Airport 11 19 64 NW 15 25 20 9 125 F         3
Luncheon Hill 11 17 68 WNW 15 20 18 7 60 F         2
Devonport Airport 13 21 60 NNW 20 35 21 10 135 F         5
Sheffield 13 21 56 N 20 30 21 9 65 F         5
Central North Low Head 13 19 73 WNW 25 40 19 9 100 F         3
Launceston 15 23 50 NW 20 35 23 8 120 F         6
Cressy 15 23 47 NW 25 40 23 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 13 22 53 NW 15 25 22 7 55 F         4
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 14 22 57 NNW 25 40 22 10 115 F         7
East Coast St Helens 16 25 39 NW 25 40 25 9 95 F         12
Fingal 16 25 36 WNW 15 25 25 10 110 F         12
Friendly Beaches 14 22 60 NE 25 35 22 10 120 F         6
Orford 14 21 60 NE 20 35 22 8 80 F         4
Midlands Ross 15 24 44 NNW 25 40 24 10 150 F         11
Tunnack 14 23 44 N 20 30 23 9 95 F         8
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 25 36 W 20 30 25 10 150 F         13
Bushy Park 14 25 36 NW 15 20 25 10 145 F         12
Moogara 14 22 43 NW 15 20 22 10 140 F         8
Hollow Tree 14 24 38 W 15 20 24 10 155 F         11
  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 14 26 34 NNW 15 25 26 10 125 F         13
Hobart Airport 14 24 44 NNE 15 25 24 10 145 F         9
Hobart 14 25 41 NNW 15 20 25 9 140 F         9
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 13 18 45 NNW 15 30 18 6 10 F         4
Taranna 13 22 57 NE 25 40 22 10 115 F         7
Grove 13 24 38 NW 10 20 25 10 145 F         9
Geeveston 14 24 38 WNW 15 25 24 10 115 F         11
Southport 12 22 50 NE 15 20 23 9 70 F         6
  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 13 18 52 N 15 20 18 3 5 F         2
Liawenee 12 20 37 NNW 15 25 19 9 70 F         9
Lake St Clair 11 17 48 NW 15 20 20 3 5 F         2
Butlers Gorge 13 20 46 WNW 20 30 20 5 25 F         4
Western Savage River 15 17 77 NNW 20 30 19 2 20 F         1
Strahan 15 17 82 N 30 45 19 2 5 F         1
Hazel Hill 15 16 77 NNW 30 50 18 3 5 F         1
Maydena 14 22 43 WNW 20 30 22 8 90 F         8
Scotts Peak 15 18 64 NW 25 40 19 2 10 F         1
Warra 14 21 46 WNW 15 25 21 6 20 F         4

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.