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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 1 April 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

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 5 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 2 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 5 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 5 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 7 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 2 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

Light showers about the north, west and far south. Mainly fine elsewhere. Light winds.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 1 April 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 2 5 NNW 15 NW 30 1800
Furneaux Islands 0 0 < 5 NW 10 NW 30 1800
North West Coast 0 1 10 NW 15 NW 30 1800
Central North 0 1 < 5 WNW 15 NW 30 1900
North East 0 1 < 5 W 15 NW 35 1900
East Coast 0 1 < 5 NW 15 NW 35 1900
Midlands 0 1 0 NW 10 NW 30 1900
Upper Derwent Valley 0 1 < 5 NW 10 NW 30 2000
South East 0 1 5 WNW 15 NW 30 1900
Central Plateau 0 1 < 5 NW 10 NW 30 2000
Western 0 1 10 NW 15 NW 25 1900

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 1 April 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

  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 7 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
North West Coast F 2 0     0     0     0    
M 8 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
Central North F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 10 4 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
North East F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 11 5 13 2 0     0     0    
East Coast F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 7 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
Midlands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 6 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 7 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 6 0     0     0     0    
M 12 10 13 5 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 4 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 Wednesday 1 April 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

  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 20 53 N 5 20 20 7 60 F         3
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 12 21 49 NW 10 20 21 9 85 F         5
North West Coast Marrawah 15 19 68 NNW 25 35 19 3 20 F         1
Smithton Airport 15 20 64 N 20 30 20 6 90 F         3
Luncheon Hill 15 18 64 NNE 10 20 18 4 10 F         1
Devonport Airport 12 18 56 SE 10 20 19 7 95 F         3
Sheffield 13 17 59 SSE 5 20 18 5 30 F         2
Central North Low Head 15 19 68 NNW 20 30 19 6 45 F         2
Launceston 13 20 53 NW 10 15 21 8 90 F         4
Cressy 14 20 49 NNW 15 25 21 8 100 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
North East Scottsdale 12 19 60 NW 5 15 20 7 40 F         2
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 11 20 53 NW 15 25 21 8 55 F         4
East Coast St Helens 11 19 49 NW 5 15 21 7 40 F         3
Fingal 14 21 43 WNW 5 15 21 10 115 F         6
Friendly Beaches 11 20 46 NW 5 15 21 9 65 F         5
Orford 13 20 49 ENE 10 15 20 10 100 F         6
Midlands Ross 15 20 46 NNW 15 30 21 10 100 F         7
Tunnack 15 19 46 NNW 10 20 19 9 85 F         5
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 15 22 41 SSW 5 15 22 10 140 F         7
Bushy Park 15 21 46 W 5 15 22 9 140 F         5
Moogara 14 16 59 W 5 15 17 9 135 F         3
Hollow Tree 15 20 46 SW 10 20 20 10 160 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
South East Campania 13 22 41 WSW 10 20 22 10 145 F         8
Hobart Airport 13 20 53 SSE 15 20 20 10 140 F         6
Hobart 12 20 49 SSW 5 15 20 10 140 F         5
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 10 100 SE 5 20 11 6 5 F         0
Taranna 13 20 53 ENE 25 40 21 8 45 F         6
Grove 13 19 52 WNW 5 15 20 10 120 F         4
Geeveston 13 20 46 NW 5 15 20 8 60 F         4
Southport 11 17 59 NNW 5 10 19 8 45 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 14 72 E 10 15 14 1 0 F         0
Liawenee 11 14 58 NW 10 15 15 6 10 F         2
Lake St Clair 14 17 55 NW 10 20 18 4 0 F         2
Butlers Gorge 13 16 59 WNW 5 15 17 6 10 F         2
Western Savage River 15 18 59 NE 10 20 18 1 0 F         0
Strahan 15 19 64 WNW 15 20 19 3 0 F         1
Hazel Hill 15 18 64 WNW 5 20 18 2 0 F         1
Maydena 14 18 56 W 5 10 19 7 40 F         3
Scotts Peak 14 17 59 NW 5 20 18 5 0 F         2
Warra 14 15 63 WNW 5 15 16 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.